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Live Score French Open Badminton 2018 | Kidambi Srikanth vs Lee-d K | Commentary & Results

It's a 12-21, 21-16, 21-18 win for Srikanth in 73 minutes!
Updated: 25 October 2018 19:44 IST - Published: 25 October 2018 18:05 IST
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It's a 12-21, 21-16, 21-18 win for Srikanth in 73 minutes!

This is his first win over Lee.

Srikanth enters quarter-finals. 
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Srikanth wins!  
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And match points for Srikanth now!
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One point for Srikanth!


19-18
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The match has just passed the 70 minute mark.

Marathon!
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But the lead has vanished!

Some stubborn defence from Lee sees him level this!

18-18
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Slowly and steadily, Srikanth is increasing his lead.

Up 18-15 now
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And Srikanth ups his intensity now. Desperate situation calls for desperate measures!

Srikanth up 16-14
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And Srikanth has come back again!

14-14
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And Lee has done it!

He takes three points on the trot to go ahead to 14-13 now
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Lee has been fighting back now. Srikanth needs to be careful.

Lee now trails 11-13
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Srikanth has managed to keep his three-point lead.

Now leads 12-9
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Srikanth has been able to keep his lead intact!

Up 11-8 at the midgame interval.
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Srikanth breaks away from the tie here!

Storms ahead to 9-7
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The match of the pace has slowed down as both are trying hard to win points.


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It's still even Stevens in this game!

7-7
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It's 5-5
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Srikanth drew level at 4-4 but Lee still went up to 5-4
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Lee went up by a slender margin to 4-3
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It continues to be very competitive in the initial stages.

2-2
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It's 1-1 in the decider.
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And Srikanth gets this game!

21-16

We are into a decider!
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Game points for Srikanth!


20-15
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The Korean took three more points but Srikanth is still comfortably placed at 19-15
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It's 18-12 for the Indian now.

Can he take this to a decider?
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Srikanth has managed to check his errors. Much better display in this game from the defending champion.

Srikanth up 16-12
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But Srikanth needs to be careful here as Lee gets another point to reduce the deficit to three points.

Trails 10-13
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It's 13-9 now for the Indian.
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It continues to be a four-point gap between the two even after the break.

Srikanth up 12-8
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Srikanth now leads 11-7 at the time of the midgame interval.
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Two quick points for the Indian as he looks eager to take this to a decider.

Up 9-6 now.
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It's 7-6 now for Srikanth as he leads barely.

How long can he keep it?
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And, just like the first game, he fails to keep his lead.

It's 5-5
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Srikanth has managed to still keep his lead but Lee keeps coming back.

Srikanth up 5-3
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Once more Srikanth has the lead in the initial stages.

Up 4-1
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It's 1-1 in Game 2.
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Is Srikanth heading for his third consecutive career loss to Lee?
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Srikanth won seven points in a row at one point in the game. But he could never recover once Lee regained control.
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And Lee converts his first game point.


Lee bags the first game 21-12.
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Lee has raced ahead to game points now 

20-12
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Lee's comfort level in playing Srikanth is so obvious. The Indian is still struggling to figure out how to tackle his opponent.

Lee up 18-11
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And the gap is increasing further now 

Lee is cruising at 16-11.
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And he makes it 14-10
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It's 13-10 for the Korean now
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Lee has always been a thorn for Srikanth.

He has won both their meetings so far. It is evident that Srikanth finds it difficult to play him.

And that is why the scoreline is not surprising.
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Srikanth is trying his best to reduce the gap!

He is now trailing 10-12 having got two points to his name.
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Lee has the control now as he adds yet another point.

Up 12-8 now
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This is an incredible turnaround!

Lee gets a couple more points and leads 11-8 at the time of the break.
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Now Lee takes the lead!

9-8
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And he has drawn level!

It's 8-8