China Open 2018: Kidambi Srikanth vs Kento Momota Quarter-finals, Live Score and Match Updates

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedSep 21, 2018 12:38 IST

Momota secures a 21-9, 21-11 win over Srikanth to advance to the semi-finals.


12:38 (IST)21 SEP 2018

And that brings us to the end of the live coverage of this match.

Stay tuned to Sportskeeda as we bring you live updates from PV Sindhu's match later in the day.

12:37 (IST)21 SEP 2018

That's the end of Kidambi Srikanth's campaign!

Momota was just too good, too strong and too sharp. It was impossible for the Indian to find any hole in the Japanese's game.

12:35 (IST)21 SEP 2018

And Momota has completed the job in 28 minutes!

He has closed out a 21-9, 21-11 win over Srikanth to advance to the semi-finals.

12:33 (IST)21 SEP 2018

Srikanth saves one match point!


12:33 (IST)21 SEP 2018

And Momota has reached match points!


12:32 (IST)21 SEP 2018

Srikanth is now down 9-18

12:31 (IST)21 SEP 2018

Two more points for the long can he keep it going?


12:30 (IST)21 SEP 2018

It is 16-6

Srikanth just hasn't been able to reduce the 10-point deficit!

12:28 (IST)21 SEP 2018

Finally one point for the Indian to stop the rot.

He is down 4-14

12:28 (IST)21 SEP 2018

Srikanth has not been able to inflict any damage at all!

Momota cruises to 13-3

12:26 (IST)21 SEP 2018

It is 11-3 to Momota going into the mid-game inteerval

12:25 (IST)21 SEP 2018

And two more points for the Japanese!

He is proving why he is the most in-form player in the planet right now!


12:23 (IST)21 SEP 2018

Srikanth is trying his best to chip away from Momota's lead, but the Japanese already is ahead 6-3

12:22 (IST)21 SEP 2018

It's 4-2 for Momota now!

12:21 (IST)21 SEP 2018

And 3-1

This is very much like the first game!

12:20 (IST)21 SEP 2018

It's 2-1 to Momota in Game 2

12:18 (IST)21 SEP 2018

First game goes to the Japanese at 21-9

Complete domination!

12:17 (IST)21 SEP 2018

Srikanth manages to get a couple of points but Momota has already reached game points!


12:16 (IST)21 SEP 2018

And Momota is just racing towards the finish line in this game!

He simply can't do any wrong!

With five consecutive points, he is now 17-6 ahead!

12:14 (IST)21 SEP 2018

Srikanth got the first point after the break but he failed to keep it going.

Momota 12-6

12:12 (IST)21 SEP 2018

It is 11-5 to Momota going into the mid-game interval.

12:11 (IST)21 SEP 2018

Srikanth again gets one point back and now trails 5-10

12:10 (IST)21 SEP 2018

Not just defense, he is so good even in attacking play!

Momota goes up to 9-4 now

12:09 (IST)21 SEP 2018

And Momota is showing how good he is in defense!

Up 7-4

12:09 (IST)21 SEP 2018

Two more points for the Indian!

He is now 4-5

12:08 (IST)21 SEP 2018

Srikanth finally takes another point and reduces the gap to three points!

He trails 2-5

12:07 (IST)21 SEP 2018

Playing aggressive and accurate badminton!

Momota up 4-1

12:07 (IST)21 SEP 2018

Momota is wasting no time at all. He has already opened up a 3-1 lead.

12:06 (IST)21 SEP 2018

And we are under way!

It is 1-1

11:58 (IST)21 SEP 2018

The World No. 2 Momota leads the head-to-head meetings 7-3. He has won their last four meetings, two of which happened this year. While Srikanth has been struggling to find his rhythm this season, Momota's achievements are countless. Since his suspension was lifted, the Japanese has stormed back to the circuit in stellar fashion.

He has won the World Championships, the Asian Championships, the Indonesia Open, the Japan Open, and the Vietnam International in 2018. He came to this tournament by triumphing in Tokyo just last week. Momota has just been too inspired to make a statement. If Srikanth can't keep his errors at bay, it would be very difficult for the Indian in this match.

11:52 (IST)21 SEP 2018

Good morning and welcome to the Sportskeeda live coverage of the 2018 China Open quarter-finals. Seventh seed Kidambi Srikanth has a tough task at hand as he faces none other than the most in-form man of the season, Kento Momota. The Japanese is the third seed at this Super 1000 tournament.
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