Badminton Live Score French Open 2018 | Kidambi Srikanth vs Wong Wing Ki Vincent | Commentary & Results

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedOct 24, 2018 14:22 IST

Srikanth def Vincent 21-19, 21-13 in 42 minutes.


14:22 (IST)24 OCT 2018

That was good start to his title defence.

Srikanth is through to Round 2.

Do join us later in the day when we bring you live updates from Saina Nehwal's match.

Her match is expected to start around 5pm IST.

14:19 (IST)24 OCT 2018

Final score: Srikanth def Vincent 21-19, 21-13 in 42 minutes.

14:18 (IST)24 OCT 2018

Srikanth gets the job done on his second match point.

14:17 (IST)24 OCT 2018

Vincent saves one!

14:17 (IST)24 OCT 2018

Eight match points for Srikanth!

14:17 (IST)24 OCT 2018

It's 19-12.

Two points away from the win!

14:16 (IST)24 OCT 2018

But Srikanth hasn't been able to increase his lead streadily. Can he do it now?

14:16 (IST)24 OCT 2018

After Vincent made it a five-point gap, Srikanth has seized control again.

Up 18-12

14:13 (IST)24 OCT 2018

Srikanth stops his opponent's momentum and grabs a couple of swift points.


14:12 (IST)24 OCT 2018

Still Vincent remains unfazed. 

He keeps fighting back and adds three points.

Vincent trails 10-14

14:11 (IST)24 OCT 2018

Up 14-7 now

Can he close this out?

14:10 (IST)24 OCT 2018

Finally Srikanth is beginning to show some of his trademark aggressive shots.

Gets to 13-7 after the break.

14:08 (IST)24 OCT 2018

It's 11-6 to Srikanth at the midgame interval.

14:08 (IST)24 OCT 2018

The second game continues to move in a slow pace.

Both players keen to show their defensive skills.

14:07 (IST)24 OCT 2018

Finally Srikanth gets hold of another point!


14:05 (IST)24 OCT 2018

And Srikanth extends it to 9-6

14:04 (IST)24 OCT 2018

8-5 is the lead for Srikanth

14:04 (IST)24 OCT 2018

Vincent indeed did come back briefly as he took two points on the trot.

But now Srikanth is in control.

Up 7-4

14:02 (IST)24 OCT 2018

6-2 for the Indian!

Can Vincent comeback?

14:02 (IST)24 OCT 2018

Having staved off some stiff challenge from Vincent, Srikanth has now cruised to 5-2.

14:00 (IST)24 OCT 2018

The pace of the match has slowed down considerably.

Yet, Srikanth inches ahead to 3-1

13:58 (IST)24 OCT 2018

It's quickly on level terms!


13:58 (IST)24 OCT 2018

Srikanth takes the opening point of Game 2.


13:56 (IST)24 OCT 2018

After such a gritty battle, Srikanth converts his first game point and bags the opener 21-19.

13:54 (IST)24 OCT 2018

And 19-19

What game!!!!

13:54 (IST)24 OCT 2018

Vincent doesn't show any intention of backing off!

It's 18-18

13:53 (IST)24 OCT 2018

This is now a test of Srikanth's stamina and hunger.

He wins a long rally and is 18-16 up.

13:52 (IST)24 OCT 2018

And now Srikanth looks to be feeling more comfortable on the court.

Two quick points and he is up 17-15

13:50 (IST)24 OCT 2018

Now it's Srikanth to fight back after Vincent had gone up.

It's 15-15 now

13:49 (IST)24 OCT 2018

Yet again, Vincent draws level!

What tenacity!

It's 14-14

13:49 (IST)24 OCT 2018

Vincent keeps fighting back and has not allowed Srikanth to build a big lead so far.

Srikanth 14-12

13:48 (IST)24 OCT 2018

Srikanth went up only to see Vincent coming back once more.

Finally Srikanth has gone up to 13-11, building a two-point lead 

13:46 (IST)24 OCT 2018

And he is closing in further!

Just one point away now.


13:45 (IST)24 OCT 2018

A resilient Vincent fights back and now trails 9-11

13:43 (IST)24 OCT 2018

It's 11-7 to Srikanth at the midgame interval.

13:43 (IST)24 OCT 2018

Vincent simply refuses to go away!

With 2 quick points, he cuts down the lead to two points, and trails 7-9 

13:42 (IST)24 OCT 2018

Four points in a row for Srikanth!

9-5 he leads

13:41 (IST)24 OCT 2018

This time Srikanth is more careful.

He takes two quick points through attacking play and goes up to 7-5

13:40 (IST)24 OCT 2018

Vincent's persistence has paid off!

He levels this at 5-5

13:39 (IST)24 OCT 2018

And now Vincent is fighting back!

Trails by one point!


13:38 (IST)24 OCT 2018

Vincent trying to engage in long rallies but so far the Indian has been successful in winning them.

Srikanth 4-2

13:37 (IST)24 OCT 2018

Srikanth has been able to hold on to the lead so far.

Up 3-1

13:36 (IST)24 OCT 2018

And the match is under way!

Srikanth opens up a 2-0 lead over Wong Wing Ki Vincent.

13:35 (IST)24 OCT 2018

Good afternoon!

Kidambi Srikanth is about to begin his title defence.
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