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Kidambi Srikanth vs Marc Zwiebler Japan Open Quarter-finals Live Updates Online

Updated: 23 September 2016 12:26 IST - Published: 23 September 2016 10:55 IST
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The FINAL SCORE is: 18-21 21-14 21-19 in 58 minutes for Marc Zwiebler

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With this loss, the Indian campaign comes to an end at the Japan Open Superseries.

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But he can surely take a lot of positives from his performance today. He was there in it right till the end and even saved a match point.

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Srikanth gave his all but just a couple of crucial points towards the end let him down.

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So near yet so far after all the gutsy effort!

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It's a heartbreaking loss for Srikanth as Marc converts the match point, 21-19

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The Indian saves one, 19-20

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Marc now has match points and two of them, 20-18

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He does as is expected of him. 18-19

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Time is running out!

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What will Srikanth do?

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Marc still edges ahead, 19-17

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Srikanth has nerves of steel and he reduces the deficit to 17-18

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It swings Marc's way! 18-16

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Which way will the game swing now?

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 16-16

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This is now nail-biting affair. Marc makes it one-point deficit as he closes in to 15-16

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And does not let go of it, 16-13

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Calm nerves for Srikanth. He coolly takes the lead again, 15-12

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this is getting tighter!

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Marc snatches the next two points, 12-14

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Srikanth, however, is relentless. He once more goes ahead to 14-10

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You cannot count out the German and his vast experience! He closes in to 10-12

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Srikanth in the mood for rampage, 12-8

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For the first time in this match, it is Srikanth who has the half-time lead. He is up 11-7 at the interval

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Srikanth surges ahead to 8-6 but Zwiebler playing catch up very well, 7-8

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After all, he is from the land of the Mercedes and BMW. He knows a thing or two about speed and efficiency!

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Zwiebler gets back into it fast 5-6

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Zwiebler says not so fast! He takes the next point, 3-6

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6-2 now

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How long can he continue?

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This is great display of measured aggression and control from the Indian.

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Now 5-2

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Srikanth does not want to let go of the lead 4-2

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The World No. 14 Indian builds on it further, 3-1

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Revenge for the 2014 loss on his mind?

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And he makes it 2-0

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Srikanth trying to assert himself early, 1-0

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It's been an enthralling battle so far! Who will take the third? Let's find out!

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We are now all square!

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And he converts it on his first chance, 21-14

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Zwiebler quickly reaches game point, 20-14

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There is a gap of four points between the two now. Zwiebler is at 18-14

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Zwiebler soars to 17-14

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The Indian put his best but still not good enough to break the German machinery!

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Zwiebler keeps on bagging crucial points. 15-11

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He tries hard but is still not able to curb the confidence of Zwiebler who is now ahead, 14-11

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Are we to witness the Srikanth magic once again?

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This is looking like the first game all over again.

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The Indian reduces the gap to 10-13