Hong Kong Open 2018: Kidambi Srikanth progresses to quarter-finals

Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth defeated his fellow country-man HS Prannoy in the men’s singles to progress to the quarter-finals of the Hong Kong Open 2018 today.

In a marathon match of an hour and seven minutes, the fourth seed Srikanth edged past Prannoy 18-21, 30-29, 21-18.

After losing the first game, Srikanth bounced back in the second game in a hard-fought battle. The third game saw another intense battle between the two but Srikanth proved much better towards the end and wrapped up the issue.