After being forced to pull out of the Thailand Open, Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth has now crashed out of the BWF World Tour Finals. Srikanth was unable to get his footing right in the tournament as he crashed out following three straight defeats. The ace shuttler lost his third match of the tournament to Hong Kong’s Angus Ng Ka Long on Friday.
How it unfolded
Angus defeated Srikanth 21-12, 18-21, 19-21 in the thrilling match which lasted for 65 minutes. Srikanth won the opening set only to lose the last two in a draining three-game tie to bow out of the tournament. In the first set, the Indian shuttler registered a comfortable win over Angus. But lost the last two sets despite fighting hard and taking the game down to the wire.
On Thursday, Srikanth was defeated by Taiwan’s Wang Tzu-Wei in his second group-stage match of the tournament in a similar fashion. Wang defeated Srikanth 21-19, 9-21, 19-21 in a match that lasted for 78 minutes.
In his first encounter of the tournament earlier this week, Srikanth had a similar outing, kicking off a streak. He was defeated by Denmark’s Anders Antonsen. The entire match lasted for one hour and 17 minutes. Srikanth came out all guns blazing in the first game and he did not give his opponent any chance, wrapping up the game 21-15 inside 22 minutes. In the second game, Antonsen managed to change his fortunes around as he went on to take the third set.