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

Momota secures a 21-9, 21-11 win over Srikanth to advance to the semi-finals.
Updated: 21 September 2018 12:38 IST - Published: 21 September 2018 11:48 IST
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Srikanth saves one match point!

10-20
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And Momota has reached match points!


20-9
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Srikanth is now down 9-18
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Two more points for the Indian....how long can he keep it going?

8-17
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It is 16-6

Srikanth just hasn't been able to reduce the 10-point deficit!
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Finally one point for the Indian to stop the rot.

He is down 4-14
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Srikanth has not been able to inflict any damage at all!

Momota cruises to 13-3
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It is 11-3 to Momota going into the mid-game inteerval
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And two more points for the Japanese!

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

8-3
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Srikanth is trying his best to chip away from Momota's lead, but the Japanese already is ahead 6-3
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It's 4-2 for Momota now!
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And 3-1

This is very much like the first game!
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It's 2-1 to Momota in Game 2
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First game goes to the Japanese at 21-9

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

20-8
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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!
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Srikanth got the first point after the break but he failed to keep it going.

Momota 12-6
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It is 11-5 to Momota going into the mid-game interval.
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Srikanth again gets one point back and now trails 5-10
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Not just defense, he is so good even in attacking play!

Momota goes up to 9-4 now
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And Momota is showing how good he is in defense!

Up 7-4
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Two more points for the Indian!

He is now 4-5
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