Kidambi Srikanth achieved an impressive win in three games against Anders Antonsen of Denmark to advance to the men’s singles semifinals at the Swiss Open.
Swiss Open 2022: Kidambi Srikanth wins an exciting encounter and advances to the semifinals (Twitter Photo)
- Srikanth defeated world No. 3 and 2nd seed Anders Antonsen of Denmark
- Kidambi Srikanth won an exciting encounter and reached the semi-finals
- Srikanth meets fourth seed Jonatan Christie in the semifinals
World Championship silver medalist Kidambi Srikanth defeated world no .
Seventh seedling Srikanth, playing only his third tournament after recovering from COVID-19, edged second seedling Antonsen 21-19, 19-21, 22-20 in a grueling match late Friday night.
World No. 12 India meets fourth-placed and Asian Games gold medalist Jonatan Christie of Indonesia on Saturday.
The 29-year-old from Guntur joins his compatriots PV Sindhu and HS Prannoy in the last four.
Srikanth was in exceptional form as he galloped to a huge 9-1 lead in the blink of an eye, but Antonsen soon came on with an 11-point burst to turn the tables against the Indian.
A close fight ensued, but Srikanth managed to keep his edge ahead to gain an early advantage in the match.
In the second game, Srikanth led 9-6, but Antonsen passed the Indian to gain a 15-12 lead and held him to 19-16 before putting the game in the decider.
The Dane threatened to end Srikanth’s run as he took a 13-7 lead in game three, but the Indian clawed back to 19-16 and ensured he had the last laugh to cement his place in the semis.
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