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Kidambi Srikanth vs Viktor Axelsen, Live score and commentary Denmark Open Badminton 2017

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedOct 21, 2017 00:06 IST

Viktor Axelsen took the first game 22-14, while Kidambi Srikanth took the second game 22-20.

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00:06 (IST)21 OCT 2017

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00:04 (IST)21 OCT 2017

What a turnaround this was, by Srikanth. He looked down and out in the first game, which he lost 14-21, but made a brilliant comeback in the second, to close Axelsen down, and take the close 2nd game 22-20. The Guntur-lad blew the hometown boy Axelsen completely away in the deciding game, as he took the last game 21-7, paving his way for a semifinal entry.

00:01 (IST)21 OCT 2017

And he does it! Kidambi Srikanth has beaten World Champion Viktor Axelsen 14-20, 22-20, 21-7!

00:00 (IST)21 OCT 2017

Srikanth has 13 match points.

00:00 (IST)21 OCT 2017

A big smash gets one back 20-7 Srikanth.

23:59 (IST)20 OCT 2017

Axelsen hits the net, to give Srikanth 14 match points! 20-6

23:59 (IST)20 OCT 2017

Axelsen hits the net. 19-6 Srikanth

23:58 (IST)20 OCT 2017

Srikanth hits long. 6-18

23:58 (IST)20 OCT 2017

Finally Axelsen gets a point. 5-18

23:58 (IST)20 OCT 2017

Easy smash for the taking, but Axelsenits it long, surprisingly. 18-4 Srikanth.

23:58 (IST)20 OCT 2017

Axelsen hits wide now. 4-17

23:57 (IST)20 OCT 2017

Axelsen hits the net again. 4-16

23:57 (IST)20 OCT 2017

Srikanth extends his lead to 15-4

23:57 (IST)20 OCT 2017

Axelsen smashes it into the net. 4-14

23:57 (IST)20 OCT 2017

Axelsen hits the net again. 4-13

23:56 (IST)20 OCT 2017

Ectends his lead to 12-4

23:56 (IST)20 OCT 2017

Srikanth to get thing underway

23:55 (IST)20 OCT 2017

Axelsen smashes wide, and we go into the mid-game break with Srikanth leading 11-4.

23:55 (IST)20 OCT 2017

Axelsen guesses wrong, and Srikanth's return lands on the line. 10-4 Srikanth.

23:54 (IST)20 OCT 2017

9-4 Srikanth! he increases his lead to 5 points

23:54 (IST)20 OCT 2017

And he gets another point. 8-4 Srikanth

23:54 (IST)20 OCT 2017

Srikanth takes a 3-point lead. 7-4

23:53 (IST)20 OCT 2017

Axelsen anticipates the drop shot and hits it straight at Sri, who returns wide. 4-6

23:53 (IST)20 OCT 2017

Srikanth smashes it down the line to take a 6-3 lead.

23:52 (IST)20 OCT 2017

Axelsen its it long. Srikanth leads 4-3

23:51 (IST)20 OCT 2017

Another smash by Srikanth makes it 3-3

23:51 (IST)20 OCT 2017

Srikanth anticipates the cross court drop shot and makes it 2-3

23:50 (IST)20 OCT 2017

Big smashes are the order of the day. 3-1 Axelsen

23:50 (IST)20 OCT 2017

Axelsen lobs it over Srikanth to take a 2-1 lead

23:49 (IST)20 OCT 2017

But Srikanth gets it back to level with a smash 1-1

23:49 (IST)20 OCT 2017

Srikanth gets things underway in the 3rd game, and he starts off by hitting the net. 1-0 Axelsen

23:47 (IST)20 OCT 2017

Axelsen hits it wide now, as Srikanth gets the second game 22-20.

23:46 (IST)20 OCT 2017

Srikanth smashes, and Axelsen challenges. And its in. 21-20 Srikanth.

23:45 (IST)20 OCT 2017

Axelsen smashes it into Srikanth's face. 20-20

23:45 (IST)20 OCT 2017

Axelsen with the big smash, and hits it way wide. 20-19 Srikanth. Srikanth gets a game point.

23:44 (IST)20 OCT 2017

Axelsenhits the net. 19-19

23:44 (IST)20 OCT 2017

Srikanth gets one back. 18-19

23:43 (IST)20 OCT 2017

A flurry of drop shots from both the players sees Srikanth hit the net eventually. 17-19

23:42 (IST)20 OCT 2017

Axelsen hits long. 18-17

23:42 (IST)20 OCT 2017

Srikanth set up the smash, but hits it wide. Axelsen leads 18-16

23:41 (IST)20 OCT 2017

Now Srikanth returns an Axelsen smash wide. 16-17

23:41 (IST)20 OCT 2017

Axelsen hits it long now. 16-16

23:41 (IST)20 OCT 2017

Srikanth hits it long. 15-16

23:40 (IST)20 OCT 2017

But he gets it back with a big smash again. 15-15

23:39 (IST)20 OCT 2017

Axelsen hits the net to give Srikanth 15-14 lead

23:39 (IST)20 OCT 2017

Axelsen its long. 14-14

23:38 (IST)20 OCT 2017

Three successive big smashes from Axelsen in that rally gives him the 14-13 lead.

23:38 (IST)20 OCT 2017

Axelsen its it long. 13-13

23:37 (IST)20 OCT 2017

Srikanth hits the net again. 12-13

23:36 (IST)20 OCT 2017

A smash down the line gets Srikanth the point. 12-12
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