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Indonesia Masters Badminton: PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth continue impressive run, reach semi-finals

Two-time Olympic silver medallist Sindhu has a tough match ahead as she will face top seed Akane Yamaguchi of Japan
PV Sindhu

PTI   |   Published 20.11.21, 01:20 AM

India shuttlers PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth continued their impressive run to enter the semi-finals of their respective events at the Indonesia Masters Super 750 badminton tournament here on Friday.

While Sindhu, seeded third, scripted a 21-13, 21-10 win over Turkey’s Neslihan Yigit in 35 minutes in the women’s singles quarter finals, Srikanth defeated  compatriot HS Prannoy 21-7, 21-18 in the men’s last eight fixture.

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With the win, the two-time Olympic medallist Sindhu extended her head-to-head record against the Turkish shuttler to 4-0. The 26-year-old from Hyderabad, ranked seven, had beaten Yigit last month as well in the Denmark Open.

Former world No. 1 Srikanth was at his vintage best and gave away just 7 points in a lop-sided first game. The second game was more evenly matched as Prannoy, who claimed an upset win over Tokyo Olympics gold medallist Victor Axelsen on Thursday, made a strong recovery.

Prannoy started the proceedings aggressively, racing to a 5-2 lead but Srikanth came from behind to snatch the lead at the mid-game interval.

Srikanth then extended his lead to 15-12 and despite Prannoy levelling the proceedings again, Srikanth and sealed the match. to reach his second consecutive semi-finals.        

Sindhu, who has got relatively easy opponents until now, has a tough match ahead as she will face top seed Akane Yamaguchi of Japan. 



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