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Srikanth, Sameer lose in quarterfinals


Srikanth, Sameer lose in quarterfinals

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16 Nov 2018, 18:30 IST

Kowloon (Hong Kong), Nov 16 (PTI) Indian problem ended on the Hong Kong Open World Tour Super 500 event after Kidambi Srikanth and Sameer Verma misplaced their respective males’s singles quarterfinal fits right here on Friday.

Fourth seed Srikanth suffered a 17-21 13-21 loss to 8th seed Kenta Nishimoto for his first loss to the Japanese in 4 conferences. The Indian had crushed Nishimoto 3 times ahead of this fit.

Later, international no 18 Sameer additionally did not tame native hope Lee Cheuk Yiu, who got here in the course of the qualifiers to seal his maiden semi-final spot with a 21-15 19-21 21-11 win in a fit that closing an hour and 13 mins right here.

Srikanth could not threaten Nishimoto, who lead 12-7 at one level in the outlet recreation. The Indian did claw again or even had a narrow 14-13 lead however the Japanese quickly left him at the back of with 4 immediately issues ahead of pocketing the outlet recreation.

The Indian regarded clueless in the second one recreation as he struggled proper from the beginning at the same time as Nishimoto surged to 6-2 after which reeled off seven immediately issues to clutch an enormous 13-Three benefit, a deficit which the Indian could not erase to bow out of the competition.

Later in the day, Sameer, who had reached the finals of the Hong Kong Open in 2016, could not give you the option to outwit an athletic Lee Cheuk Yiu, who used to be rewarded for his keep watch over and precision.

Sameer had crushed Lee on the New Zealand Open previous this 12 months however that did not subject as Lee spread out a Four-Zero lead in the outlet recreation and consolidated it to 12-Three at one level.

Sameer controlled to claw again to 15-16 however the Hong Kong participant reeled off the desired 5 issues to take the outlet recreation. The Indian lagged once more in the second one recreation, ahead of he controlled to erase a Five-Eight deficit and take a 14-11 lead.

The Indian held a four-game level benefit in the top. Lee stored 3 ahead of a debatable line name helped Sameer take the fit to the decider.

In the 3rd recreation, the duo cut up the preliminary 10 issues ahead of Lee eked out a five-point benefit, attaining 11-6 on the damage.

After converting the perimeters, Sameer could not damage the run of issues, going vast and lengthy. The native qualifier regarded extra competitive and seized the alternatives to proceed his domination.

Lee ultimately sealed his position in the semifinals when Sameer’s go back hit the online


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