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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Kidambi Srikanth wins French Open, his fourth Super Series title of the year

Kidambi Srikanth beats Japan's Kenta Nishimoto 21-14, 21-13 in the French Open Super Series men's singles final on Sunday.

french open super series live, badminton live score, kidambi srikanth live, badminton live streaming, srikanth live, srikanth final live, srikanth final live score, badminton news, sports news, indian express Kidambi Srikanth took just 35 minutes to win the French Open Super Series final. (Source: AP)

Kidambi Srikanth’s incredible 2017 continues as the Indian shuttler beats Japan’s Kenta Nishimoto in French Open Super Series men’s singles final on Sunday. Srikanth took just 35 minutes to register a convincing 21-14, 21-13 win over his Japanese opponent. This was the Indian’s second Super Series title in less than two weeks and fourth this year. He takes his career Super Series tally to six. The only time Srikanth looked in a spot of bother was when he trailed 5-9 in the opening game. Apart from that, it was Srikanth all the way as he dominated his opponent in the remainder of what turned out to be comfortable win.

Kidambi Srikanth vs Kenta Nishimoto, French Open Super Series Final: As it happened

  1. 8:31PM
    29 Oct, 17
    SRIKANTH CROWNED CHAMPION!

    ALL OVER! Game, match, Championship Srikanth. Clinical display by the Indian gives him a convincing 21-14, 21-13 in just 35 minutes

  2. 8:27PM
    29 Oct, 17
    Kidambi Srikanth vs Kenta Nishimoto Live

    Clever play! Srikanth invites Nishimoto forward with a brilliant drop and then generates a good angle with his crosscourt return and beats his diving opponent. Srikanth three points away from title now

  3. 8:21PM
    29 Oct, 17
    Kidambi Srikanth vs Kenta Nishimoto Live

    'Srikanth jeetega' chants get louder as the Indian leads Nishimoto 11-5 at the mid-game break. If he continues to do what he has done so far today, Srikanth will be lifting his fourth Super Series title of the year

  4. 8:15PM
    29 Oct, 17
    Kidambi Srikanth vs Kenta Nishimoto Live

    Off to  a brilliant start in the second! Srikanth takes a four-point lead and puts pressure on Japan's Nishimoto early in the crucial game

  5. 8:11PM
    29 Oct, 17
    Kidambi Srikanth vs Kenta Nishimoto Live

    5-9 down, Srikanth stages an emphatic comeback to pocket the opening game 21-14 in just 16 minutes. He receives the pep talk during the break where his coaches could be heard telling him to improve his body language

  6. 8:09PM
    29 Oct, 17
    Kidambi Srikanth vs Kenta Nishimoto Live

    18-12 and Srikanth opens up a six-point lead. He is on top of his smashing game in the second half of the opening game and is using the angles well near the nets

  7. 8:04PM
    29 Oct, 17
    Kidambi Srikanth vs Kenta Nishimoto Live

    At the mid-game break, Srikanth leads Nishimoto 11-9. Srikanth started well, lost his way in the middle and then recovered welll to take a crucial two-point lead in the contest

  8. 8:01PM
    29 Oct, 17
    Kidambi Srikanth vs Kenta Nishimoto Live

    Srikanth goes for the similar smash and this time he ensured to keep it down. Aggressive play by the Indian helps him reduce Nishimoto's lead to two points

  9. 7:57PM
    29 Oct, 17
    Kidambi Srikanth vs Kenta Nishimoto Live

    Srikanth takes Nishimoto on at the net but his aggressive return, intended to find his opponent's body, was well left and was long. The Indian, after winning two, concedes his fourth straight point to trail 2-4

  10. 7:54PM
    29 Oct, 17
    Kidambi Srikanth vs Kenta Nishimoto Live

    Srikanth opens the scoring as Nishimoto's crosscourt return goes wide

  11. 7:53PM
    29 Oct, 17
    Kidambi Srikanth vs Kenta Nishimoto Live

    Srikanth was stretched by Prannoy in the all-Indian semi-final as both fought hard in the match which was sealed by Srikanth 14-21, 21-19, 21-18

  12. 7:50PM
    29 Oct, 17
    Kidambi Srikanth vs Kenta Nishimoto Live

    It has been a sensational year for Srikanth as the shuttler has won three titles and reached final in Singapore. Here he has a chance to add another title to his cabinet

  13. 7:48PM
    29 Oct, 17
    Kidambi Srikanth vs Kenta Nishimoto Live

    And the fireworks are on as the two shuttlers walk out for the much-awaited men's singles final of the French Open Super Series

  14. 7:42PM
    29 Oct, 17
    Kidambi Srikanth vs Kenta Nishimoto Live

    Kidambi Srikanth will be soon up against Kenta Nishimoto of Japan in the French Open Super . Series men's singles final. This is Srikanth's second consecutive appearance in a Super Series final and the Indian shuttler would look to clinch his fourth title of the year