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Malaysia Open 2018, Men's singles, Quarterfinal: Kidambi Srikanth vs Brice Leverdez, Live Match Updates

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJun 29, 2018 16:06 IST

Final Score: 18-21, 14-21

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16:06 (IST)29 JUN 2018

Srikanth will now head to the semi finals!

Final Score: 18-21, 14-21

16:06 (IST)29 JUN 2018

And Srikanth has his way and prevails over the Frenchman!!

16:05 (IST)29 JUN 2018

Leverdez scampers behind Srikanth at 14-20!

16:05 (IST)29 JUN 2018

SRIKANTH IS A POINT AWAY!

16:04 (IST)29 JUN 2018

The Indian stays comfortable with a 12-19 lead!!

16:04 (IST)29 JUN 2018

Srikanth is getting difficult to stop as he is just a few points away from taking the match!

16:03 (IST)29 JUN 2018

Srikanth keeps a safe distance from Leverdez as he races to a 17-11 lead!

16:00 (IST)29 JUN 2018

Brice collects 3 successive points but lags behind Srikanth at 14-9!

15:59 (IST)29 JUN 2018

Srikanth eludes Brice as he skirts off to a 14-6 lead!

15:56 (IST)29 JUN 2018

Srikanth races off to an 11-5 lead over Brice!

15:55 (IST)29 JUN 2018

Srikanth maintains a comfortable 9-5 lead!

15:53 (IST)29 JUN 2018

After an incredible rally, Srikanth edges past and leads 7-5!

15:52 (IST)29 JUN 2018

Srikanth smashes to equalize with Leverdez at 5 all!

15:51 (IST)29 JUN 2018

They stay abreast of each other and it's 4 all!

15:48 (IST)29 JUN 2018

Into the 2nd game, it's 1 ALL for the Indo-French duo!

15:46 (IST)29 JUN 2018

We are headed to the 2nd game now!

15:45 (IST)29 JUN 2018

And Srikanth has it easy! He scoots off to a 21-18 first game!

15:45 (IST)29 JUN 2018

Leverdez is right on his heels at 19-18!

15:44 (IST)29 JUN 2018

Can he close in on this first game easily?

15:44 (IST)29 JUN 2018

Srikanth races off to a 19-17 lead!

15:42 (IST)29 JUN 2018

Leverdez wins back service but Srikanth stays ahead at 17-16!

15:40 (IST)29 JUN 2018

Srikanth edges past the Frenchman and goes up to a 16-13!

15:39 (IST)29 JUN 2018

The Indo-French duo stay abreast of each other. It's 13 ALL!

15:38 (IST)29 JUN 2018

Leverdez dissolves the point differences quickly and equalizes at 12 all!

15:36 (IST)29 JUN 2018

Srikanth surpasses Leverdez expertly and races to a 11-9 lead!

15:34 (IST)29 JUN 2018

Srikanth finally manages to equalize at 8 ALL!

15:32 (IST)29 JUN 2018

Leverdez holds on to his serve and advances ahead of Srikanth at 8-7!

15:31 (IST)29 JUN 2018

The Frenchman stays 2 points ahead of Srikanth who lags behind at 7-5

15:29 (IST)29 JUN 2018

Leverdez has the serve and leads the way at 5-3!

15:28 (IST)29 JUN 2018

Both Srikanth and Leverdez are tied at 2 all!

15:28 (IST)29 JUN 2018

The first game has just begun!

15:28 (IST)29 JUN 2018

Good afternoon! We are headed to an exciting quarter final between Srikanth and Leverdez!

13:50 (IST)29 JUN 2018

Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's LIVE coverage of the Malaysia Open 2018 match between Kidambi Srikanth and Brice Leverdez!

13:49 (IST)29 JUN 2018

In men's singles, World No. 7 Kidambi Srikanth has been handed a relatively easy draw with the likes of Viktor Axelson, Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan and Shi Yuqi all on the other half. He is going up against Frenchman Brice Leverdez in this match!

Kidambi Srikanth advanced to the quarterfinals after pulling off a win against Taipei’s Wang Tzu Wei in the 2nd round of the USD 700,000 Malaysia Open World Tour super 750 tournament in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday. En route to the quarters, World No 7 Srikanth, who claimed four titles last season, dumped former World No 2 Jan Jorgensen in the first round followed by an easy 22-20, 21-12 win over Wang Tzu Wei who had ousted Sai Praneeth.

The 4th seeded Srikanth is the obvious favourite for this match. The battle between the two should be sight to watch and it is really difficult to predict in whose favour the shuttle cocks would swing before it begins.
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