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Japan Open 2018: Kidambi Srikanth vs Huang Yuxiang First Round, Live Score and Match Updates

Srikanth def Yuxiang 21-13, 21-15 to enter R2
Updated: 11 September 2018 14:45 IST - Published: 11 September 2018 12:57 IST
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That was a great performance from Srikanth and this will surely give him a lot of confidence as the tournament progresses further.

And that will also help him forget the bitter memories of the Asiad!


Here's hoping Srikanth can use this confidence to have a better show in the last few months of this season.
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It's a 21-13, 21-15 win for Kidambi Srikanth as he enters Round 2.
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SRIKANTH GRABS A COUPLE OF POINTS AND WINS THE MATCH!!!
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But the Chinese suddenly finds a spark and gets a couple of points!

Trails 15-19
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19-13

Srikanth is TWO POINTS AWAY FROM THE WIN!
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18-13

Great passage of play from the Indian!
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Fourth point in a row for Srikanth!

17-13
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This time he doesn't concede the lead and goes up to 16-13
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Again Srikanth takes a couple of points!

15-13
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It's 13-13 now!

Yuxiang is fighting back!
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Srikanth adds two quick points and races ahead to 13-11

Can he keep it going now?
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It's 11-11 after the break!
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Yuxiang capitalizes on it to have an 11-10 lead at the mid-game interval.
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But he can't build on it and they are back to 10-10
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Srikanth edges ahead after yet another tie.

He is now up 10-9
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It continues to be highly competitive!

8-8
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And Yuxiang levels this game!


6-6
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It's 6-4 to the Indian

He needs to be careful here as he cannot afford to let the Chinese back in.
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And it's 5-2 for the Indian now!

Showing a lot of his skills and attack that he is known for!
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Srikanth does not let the momentum go!

He rides on it to open up a 4-1 lead in Game 2
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AND SRIKANTH'S EFFORTS BEAR FRUIT!


He takes the first game 21-13
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SEVEN GAME POINTS FOR THE INDIAN NOW!

20-13
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It's 19-12 for the Indian now.


He seems to have calmed down and is looking very determined at the moment!
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NINE CONSECUTIVE POINTS FOR SRIKANTH NOW!

LEADS 17-11
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