BANGKOK (Thailand): Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth was on Wednesday defeated by Denmark’s Anders Antonsen in his first group-stage match in the continuing BWF World Tour Finals.
Antonsen defeated Srikanth 15-21, 21-16, 21-18 in his first match in the World Tour Finals and the shuttler will look to take the profitable momentum forward. The total match lasted for one hour and 17 minutes.
Srikanth got here out all weapons blazing in the primary sport and he didn’t give his opponent any likelihood, wrapping up the sport 21-15 inside 22 minutes.
In the second sport, Antonsen managed to change his fortunes round and he gained it 21-16 to take the match into the third and deciding sport. With the profitable momentum on his aspect, Antonsen capitalised in the third sport and he walked away with a victory in the match.
Earlier in the day, PV Sindhu misplaced her first-round match in the World Tour Finals towards world primary Tai Tzu Ying.
PV Sindhu is the one Indian to win the BWF World Tour Finals as she went all the way in which in 2018. Kidambi and Sindhu are the one shuttlers from India in motion in the continuing match.
The match is performed by the eight highest-ranked gamers in the World Tour rankings in every of the 5 occasions: males’s and ladies’s singles, males’s and ladies’s doubles, and combined doubles.
The eight entries are then divided into two teams of 4. The group matches are performed in a round-robin format, with the highest two finishers in every group progressing to the semis.
Earlier this month, Srikanth had withdrawn from the Thailand Open after his roommate Sai Praneeth examined constructive for coronavirus.