World number-7 in men’s singles category, Srikanth had to face defeat in the hands of Momota. World number 11 Momota beat Srikanth 21-13, 21-13 in straight games
India’s leading lady badminton player P.V. Sindhu and men’s player Kidambi Srikanth have lost in the semi-finals of Malaysia Open on Saturday. Sindhu defeated world number-1 and current winner Tai Zhou Ying of Taiwan, while Srikanth defeated Japan by Kento Momota. Ying beat world number-3 Sindhu 21-15, 19-21, 21-11 in the women’s singles category semi-final in a very exciting and tough match. This match lasted 55 minutes. The match between the top players of the world was extremely competitive.
The first game between them was equal to 6-6 at the time. From here, Ying took the lead of 11-9 until the break. After the break, he dominated the Indus, the game took its name. Indus was not going to give up He took the lead in the second game and took an 8-6 lead.
Ying, however, equals and scores 9-9 and then went on to break with an 11-10 lead in the brakes. Rio Olympics silver medalist Sindhu managed to make a comeback after the break. He took the lead 18-16, but once again Ying got the score from 19-19. From here, Sindhu took the game with two points and conveyed the match to the third game.
In the third game, Sindhu initially gave a tough fight to Ying. However later he went backward and lost the match with the game. In the finals, Ying will face China’s Bingjiiao, who beat Thailand’s Ratchanok Intanon 21-17, 21-17 in the second semi-final. World number-7 in men’s singles category, Srikanth had to face defeat in the hands of Momota. World number 11 Momota beat Srikanth 21-13, 21-13 in straight games.
With this victory, Momota has made a place in the final, where he will face Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia. Chong beat Indonesia’s Tommy Sargasso 21-18, 21-15 in the second semifinal.