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Japan Open 2018: Kidambi Srikanth vs Wong Wing Ki Vincent Second Round, Live Score and Match Updates

Srikanth wins 21-15, 21-14 in 36 minutes to enter quarter-finals.
Updated: 13 September 2018 11:41 IST - Published: 13 September 2018 10:16 IST
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Srikanth has finished the job!

He wins 21-15, 21-14 in 36 minutes to enter quarter-finals.
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Match points for Srikanth.

20-14
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3 points in a row for Wong now.

He trails 14-19.
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19-11 now.

Srikanth two points away from the win.
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It's 18-9 to Srikanth.

Very fast and attacking points and all of them coming Srikanth's way.
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Wong hasn't been able to do much damage.

Srikanth up 14-7
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It's 12-7 to Srikanth
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11-5 to Srikanth going into the midgame interval.
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And the difference between the two is now of five points.

Srikanth up 10-5
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And he is up 8-4 now
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And he is steadily increasing the gap between him and Wong.

Srikanth up 7-4
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Still in the lead at 5-3
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It's 4-2 for him now
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Srikanth looks to have got back his firepower.

Can he continue this body language?
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It's 3-1 to the Indian now
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This performance is in sharp contrast to how slow and unsure Srikanth looked at the Asiad.
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And he is up 2-0.
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Srikanth takes the first point in the second game.
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Srikanth takes the first game 21-15
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And the Indian has reached game points now.

20-15
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It's 18-14 to the Indian now.
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Two more points for the Indian and he is up 17-13
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Srikanth maintains his two-point lead.

15-13
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It's 14-12 to the Indian now after Wong takes a point.
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Srikanth stops the comeback and goes up to 13-11
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Wong is now trailing by one point.

10-11
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Wong is 9-11 now
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Wong takes 2 points in a row after the break.

He is now 8-11
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It's 11-6 to the Indian at the midgame interval.
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Seven points in a row for the Indian!

He is up 10-5
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It's 7-5 to Srikanth
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Some aggressive display from the Indian here!

He takes 3 points on the trot and goes up to 6-5
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Wong still has the early lead of two points.

Up 5-3
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 After Wong goes up to 3-1, Srikanth pulls back one point.

Srikanth now 2-3
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It is under way!

Wong has opened up a 2-1 lead
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Can Srikanth avenge his Asian Games defeat?
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The players are warming up and the match is about to start.
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Good morning and welcome to the Sportskeeda live coverage of the 2018 Japan Open second round. Kidambi Srikanth plays the experienced Wong Wing Ki Vincent of Hong Kong for a place in the quarter-finals.

Srikanth is the seventh seed while Wong is unseeded. Srikanth is ranked eighth in the world now and Wong is 27th. The Indian leads the head-to-head record 5-3 but it is Wong who emerged victorious in their most recent encounter. Wong beat Srikanth in two tight games in the second round of the Asian Games.

The Indian was pretty error-prone in that match and he has definitely been underperforming in the 2018 season after such a successful 2017. However, his first round at the Japan Open was a promising affair when he beat Huang Yuxiang comfortably. If that is a sign, we are in for a resurgent show from the India No. 1 shuttler at this tournament.
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