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Saturday , April 12 , 2014
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Srikanth in semis

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)

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