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Badminton Live Score French Open 2018 | Kidambi Srikanth vs Kento Momota | Commentary & Results

It's a 21-16, 21-19 win for Kento Momota.
Updated: 27 October 2018 01:46 IST - Published: 26 October 2018 18:54 IST
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Srikanth made a great turnaround in the second game and went up to 19-17, winning nine consecutive points.


But errors at a crucial juncture did not help his cause as Momota came storming back to secure the win.
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And with that loss, Srikanth's title defence comes to an end in the quarter-finals.
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It's a 21-16, 21-19 win for Kento Momota.

He enters the semi-finals.
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Momota went for a smash that Srikanth returned but the Japanese still managed to return it and it landed on the court.
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And it's match point for Momota!
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And Srikanth concedes his advantage.

Pushes the shuttle wide!

19-19
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And Srikanth is now up 19-17
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Suddenly the errors just can't stop from Momota!

Srikanth goes up to 18-17
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Seven straight points for the Indian!


17-17

This is superb display from the Indian!
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Now one point difference between the two.

Srikanth 16-17
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The comeback is still on!

Srikanth trails 15-17 
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Srikanth is now trying to rally his way into the game.


Gets a couple of points.

Srikanth 14-17
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A rare error from Momota!

The shuttle goes wide!

Srikanth now trails 12-17
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Srikanth continues to spray errors all over the court.

He now trails 10-17
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Srikanth wins a good challenge here.

The shuttle did touch the sideline.

Srikanth comes back to 10-15
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Srikanth's lack of precision is just not helping him at all.
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Momota is steadily heading towards a win here.

Up 14-9 now
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Srikanth is forced into unforced errors.

Momota up 11-8 at the midgame interval.
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Huge jump smash from Srikanth!

He levels it at 8-8
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Such great defence from Momota! With a drop, he closes in on 6-7
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Srikanth is still maintaining the three-point lead over Momota.

Up 7-4
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So far Srikanth has successfully managed to negotiate the Momota danger.

Srikanth is 4-1 up
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The question is how long can he hold on to the lead?
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Srikanth makes a fast start to the second game to lead 3-0
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But Momota makes no mistakes after that.

In 22 minutes, Momota takes the first game 21-16.

He absolutely seized control since 12-12 and Srikanth couldn't do much since then.
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