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Hong Kong Open 2018 Badminton Live: Kidambi Srikanth vs Kenta Nishimoto, Live score & Updates | 16th November 2018

Kenta Nishimoto def Kidambi Srikanth 21-17, 21-13 in 43 minutes to enter the semi-finals.
Updated: 16 November 2018 13:57 IST - Published: 16 November 2018 12:14 IST
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Final score: Kenta Nishimoto def Kidambi Srikanth 21-17, 21-13 in 43 minutes to enter the semi-finals.
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And it's over for Srikanth!
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Match points for Nishimoto!

20-13
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Another point for the Indian!

13-19
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Srikanth gets a point to make it 12-19
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19-11

Nishimoto two points away from the win!
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Six points separate them!

Nishimoto ahead 17-11
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Srikanth gets two points and cuts down the gap.


Trails 9-16
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The points are very fast and attacking. And Nishimoto is currently in control of most of them.
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This is moving away very fast from Srikanth's grip.

Srikanth has now fallen behind at 7-15
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This is a masterclass of a display by the Japanese!

He has raced ahead to 11-3 at the time of the midgame interval.
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7-3 now as the Japanese keeps steadily adding points.
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It's 6-2 to the Japanese
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Nishimoto looks determined!

He opens up a 4-2 lead in Game 2.
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Nishimoto doesn't waste any more time in setting things right for him. He bags the first game 21-17.
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Just as the Indian was beginning to find some rhythm, Nishimoto cuts it short and soars to 19-16
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And the former World No. 1 draws level at 15-15
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Once more this is getting competitive as Srikanth has stormed back to 14-15
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Srikanth made it a one-point gap at 11-12, but the Japanese surged ahead to 13-11.
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2 quick points for Srikanth here!

The gap is now of 2 points!

Nishimoto 12-10 up!
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Both exchange points after the break. Nishimoto still leads 12-8
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Nishimoto goes up to 11-7 at the time of the midgame interval.
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Srikanth wins a long rally and now trails 7-10
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Srikanth takes one point to reduce the gap!

He trails 6-9
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It's 8-5 to the Japanese
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Now Nishimoto inches ahead to 7-5, building a two-point lead.
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And it is 4-4

Highly competitive in the initial stages!
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Nishimoto draws level at 3-3
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Srikanth jumps to a 3-1 lead
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And the match is under way now!

It's 1-1