The FINAL SCORE is: 18-21 21-14 21-19 in 58 minutes for Marc Zwiebler
With this loss, the Indian campaign comes to an end at the Japan Open Superseries.
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.
Srikanth gave his all but just a couple of crucial points towards the end let him down.
So near yet so far after all the gutsy effort!
It's a heartbreaking loss for Srikanth as Marc converts the match point, 21-19
The Indian saves one, 19-20
Marc now has match points and two of them, 20-18
He does as is expected of him. 18-19
Time is running out!
What will Srikanth do?
Marc still edges ahead, 19-17
Srikanth has nerves of steel and he reduces the deficit to 17-18
It swings Marc's way! 18-16
Which way will the game swing now?
This is now nail-biting affair. Marc makes it one-point deficit as he closes in to 15-16
And does not let go of it, 16-13
Calm nerves for Srikanth. He coolly takes the lead again, 15-12
this is getting tighter!
Marc snatches the next two points, 12-14
Srikanth, however, is relentless. He once more goes ahead to 14-10
You cannot count out the German and his vast experience! He closes in to 10-12
Srikanth in the mood for rampage, 12-8
For the first time in this match, it is Srikanth who has the half-time lead. He is up 11-7 at the interval