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

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedSep 13, 2018 11:41 IST

Srikanth wins 21-15, 21-14 in 36 minutes to enter quarter-finals.

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11:41 (IST)13 SEP 2018

Srikanth has finished the job!

He wins 21-15, 21-14 in 36 minutes to enter quarter-finals.

11:40 (IST)13 SEP 2018

Match points for Srikanth.

20-14

11:39 (IST)13 SEP 2018

3 points in a row for Wong now.

He trails 14-19.

11:38 (IST)13 SEP 2018

19-11 now.

Srikanth two points away from the win.

11:37 (IST)13 SEP 2018

It's 18-9 to Srikanth.

Very fast and attacking points and all of them coming Srikanth's way.

11:34 (IST)13 SEP 2018

Wong hasn't been able to do much damage.

Srikanth up 14-7

11:32 (IST)13 SEP 2018

It's 12-7 to Srikanth

11:30 (IST)13 SEP 2018

11-5 to Srikanth going into the midgame interval.

11:30 (IST)13 SEP 2018

And the difference between the two is now of five points.

Srikanth up 10-5

11:28 (IST)13 SEP 2018

And he is up 8-4 now

11:28 (IST)13 SEP 2018

And he is steadily increasing the gap between him and Wong.

Srikanth up 7-4

11:27 (IST)13 SEP 2018

Still in the lead at 5-3

11:26 (IST)13 SEP 2018

It's 4-2 for him now

11:26 (IST)13 SEP 2018

Srikanth looks to have got back his firepower.

Can he continue this body language?

11:25 (IST)13 SEP 2018

It's 3-1 to the Indian now

11:25 (IST)13 SEP 2018

This performance is in sharp contrast to how slow and unsure Srikanth looked at the Asiad.

11:24 (IST)13 SEP 2018

And he is up 2-0.

11:24 (IST)13 SEP 2018

Srikanth takes the first point in the second game.

11:22 (IST)13 SEP 2018

Srikanth takes the first game 21-15

11:21 (IST)13 SEP 2018

And the Indian has reached game points now.

20-15

11:20 (IST)13 SEP 2018

It's 18-14 to the Indian now.

11:19 (IST)13 SEP 2018

Two more points for the Indian and he is up 17-13

11:17 (IST)13 SEP 2018

Srikanth maintains his two-point lead.

15-13

11:16 (IST)13 SEP 2018

It's 14-12 to the Indian now after Wong takes a point.

11:15 (IST)13 SEP 2018

Srikanth stops the comeback and goes up to 13-11

11:14 (IST)13 SEP 2018

Wong is now trailing by one point.

10-11

11:13 (IST)13 SEP 2018

Wong is 9-11 now

11:13 (IST)13 SEP 2018

Wong takes 2 points in a row after the break.

He is now 8-11

11:11 (IST)13 SEP 2018

It's 11-6 to the Indian at the midgame interval.

11:10 (IST)13 SEP 2018

Seven points in a row for the Indian!

He is up 10-5

11:09 (IST)13 SEP 2018

It's 7-5 to Srikanth

11:08 (IST)13 SEP 2018

Some aggressive display from the Indian here!

He takes 3 points on the trot and goes up to 6-5

11:07 (IST)13 SEP 2018

Wong still has the early lead of two points.

Up 5-3

11:06 (IST)13 SEP 2018

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

Srikanth now 2-3

11:05 (IST)13 SEP 2018

It is under way!

Wong has opened up a 2-1 lead

11:04 (IST)13 SEP 2018

Can Srikanth avenge his Asian Games defeat?

11:03 (IST)13 SEP 2018

The players are warming up and the match is about to start.

10:26 (IST)13 SEP 2018

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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