Singapore: Kidambi Srikanth registered a hard-fought win to enter the semi-finals of the men’s singles event of the Singapore Super Series even as PV Sindhu and B Sai Praneeth crashed out in straight games, here, on Friday.
Srikanth got the better of world No. 14 Hun Yu of Hong Kong 17-21, 21-14, 21-19 in a marathon quarter final duel that lasted an hour and three minutes, to set up a semi-final date against top seed Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia.
Unlike Srikanth, other Indians in the fray – Sindhu and Praneeth – didn’t have the same fate as they lost their respective matches.
Eighth seed Sindhu started brightly before surrendering to the second seed and world No. 3 Yihan Wang of China. It was a close battle between the two shuttlers, which the Chinese won 21-19, 21-15 in 37 minutes.
Meanwhile, in the other men’s singles quarter final, Praneeth fought his heart out before losing 15-21, 15-21 against fifth seed Du Pengyu of China in 39 minutes. (PTI)