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Denmark Open: Kidambi Srikanth Sails Into Quarter-Finals

Kidambi Srikanth defeated Jason Anthony Ho-Shue 21-15 21-14 within the males’s singles second spherical match.© AFP




Back in motion after a seven-month lengthy coronavirus-forced break, ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth stormed into the quarterfinals of the Denmark Open with a straight-game win over Jason Anthony Ho-Shue, on Thursday. The fifth seed Indian took 33 minutes to get the higher of his Canadian opponent 21-15 21-14 within the males’s singles second spherical match of the Super 750 event, the one occasion occurring this 12 months in Badminton World Federation’s calendar. 

The BWF was pressured to cancel a number of tournaments and postpone the Asia leg and the World Tour Final to January subsequent 12 months as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. 

Srikanth, a former world primary and presently ranked 14th, will subsequent face the winner of the opposite second spherical match between second seed Tien Chen Chou of Chinese Taipei and Ireland’s Nhat Nguyen. 

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The different surviving Indian within the competitors, Lakshya Sen will likely be up in opposition to native challenger Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus in his second spherical later within the day. 

Subhankar Dey and Ajay Jayram have been additionally within the fray however made first spherical exists on Wednesday.

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