Singapore Superseries: Kidambi Srikanth joins Sai Praneeth in semis

Apr 16, 2017, 01:57
Singapore Superseries: Kidambi Srikanth joins Sai Praneeth in semis

With their dominant wins on Saturday, Kidambi Srikanth and B Sai Praneeth set up an all-Indian final at the Singapore Open. Praneeth, who had reached the finals at Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold in January only to suffer an injury in his shoulders, continued his rampaging run in the tournament to thrash three-time Korea Masters Grand Prix Gold victor Lee 21-6 21-8 in a lop-sided semifinal match.

Srikanth Kidambi of India plays a shot against Anthony Sinisuka Ginting of Indonesia during the men's singles semi-final of the Singapore Open badminton tournament in Singapore on April 15, 2017.

Srikanth famously beat Chinese legend Lin Dan to win his first Super Series title, the China Open Premier in 2014. But Srikanth upped his game again and winning five consecutive points from there took him to his third Superseries final.

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In the other semifinal, Ginting opened a 3-0 lead early on, leaving Srikanth to do the catch up act. He was trailing 4-9 in the first game and then he registered an emphatic 10 points on the trot in a display of aggressive badminton. Praneeth led by a comfortable margin throughout and closed out the game in 20 minutes. The closest Ginting came was at 14-16. With that Praneeth won the match 2-1 in an hour and 11 minutes and moved into the semis. Keun looked a bit exhausted and couldn't move well, while Praneeth rocked winners consistently.

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