Kidambi Srikanth was the last hope for India in Japan Open 2018. But with his ouster from this tournament, Indian challenge at Japan Open ends. Today Srikanth crashed out in the quarterfinal match to World No 33 Lee Dong Keun 21-19, 16-21, 18-21.
Kidambi Srikanth wins the first game against Lee Dong Keun. Close game that and Lee Dong Keun will take a lot of positives from it.
Dong Keun wins the second game to force a third and deciding game in this quarter-final clash. Srikanth trailed right from the start and as the game went on, Dong Keun extended and consolidated his lead before closing out the game 21-16.
At last seventh seed Kidambi Srikanth bows out of the Japan Open in the quarter-finals! World No 33 Dong Keun Lee beats Srikanth 19-21, 21-16, 21-18! With Srikanth's loss, India's campaign comes to an end at the Japan Open.