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Kidambi Srikanth vs Aryaman Tandon, Live Badminton Score and Updates, Senior National Badminton Championships 2017 Round 1

Srikanth def Tandon, 21-14, 21-13 to enter the quarter-finals
Updated: 06 November 2017 14:23 IST - Published: 06 November 2017 13:55 IST
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The youngster did show some brilliance but errors definitely did not help his cause against the man, who is in the form of his life.
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Final score: Srikanth def Tandon, 21-14, 21-13 to enter the quarter-finals.
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And he converts!

Srikanth takes it, 21-13
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Match points for Srikanth
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Srikanth is two points away from the win now.

19-12
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Srikanth sends the shuttle long.

Leads 18-11 now
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Some outstanding points from the youngster to take three points in a row.

10-16
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Aryamann's ideas are good but execution is poor.

He now trails 7-16
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This time Srikanth goes slightly wide.

He still has a comfortable lead of 14-6
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Srikanth halts his comeback and inches ahead to 11-5 at halftime.
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Wow! Some superb shots from Tandon to bag two points. 


5-9
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Aryamann continues to falter at the net and is having to pay the price.

Srikanth leads 9-3
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And Srikanth takes five points on the trot.


He is ahead 6-3
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Once again all his good work is undone by unforced errors.


Srikanth draws level at 3-3
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Second game


Great placements from Tandon to go up to 3-1
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Srikanth wraps up the first game, 21-14.
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But he cannot continue it anymore as a few errors crop up.

Trails 14-19
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A couple weeks of good points from Tandon to close the gap to 14-17
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Srikanth is now very much stamping his class and the difference between the two is showing.

He leads 15-10
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It's a THREE-point gap now....the top seed up at 12-9
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The World No. 2 is cruising at 11-7 at the mid-game interval.
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And he quickly shoots to 10-6...very much in control of the proceedings now.
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Srikanth builds an 8-6 lead now.
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Unforced errors from the World No.2 mean that the youngster closes the gap and makes it 6-5.
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Srikanth is in the ascendancy early in the match, up 4-2.
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After having had a dream season on the international circuit, Kidambi Srikanth is all set to grace the court once again, but this time, he will be doing so in the senior nationals, in Nagpur, on Monday.

Srikanth has by far been India’s best performer in the international circuit, becoming the first shuttler from the country to win four Superseries titles in the same year. That same feat also made him only the fourth shuttler worldwide, to win four SS titles.

The 24-year-old has been on a record-breaking spree this season, having earned victories against top shuttlers like Lee Chong Wei and World No 1 and World Champion Viktor Axelsen.

Srikanth’s exploits have propelled him to the second position in the BWF men’s singles rankings. By doing this, Srikanth became the second highest ranked Indian men’s singles badminton player ever. The highest record in this category still stands with Indian badminton legend Prakash Padukone, who had achieved this feat back in 1980, when he also became the first Indian to clinch the All-England Championship.

The Guntur-born lad has even exceeded his coach and mentor Pullela Gopichand, who had also clinched the All England in 2001. However, with three more Superseries tournaments to go, it remains to be seen how well Srikanth prepares himself in the national games.

Srikanth will be facing Aryaman Tandon in the pre-quarterfinal stage of the tournament on Monday. Tandon is one of the young upcoming players in the Indian badminton scene, and will look to provide the best men’s singles shuttler in the country with a stiff challenge.