Srikanth Kidambi vs Fabian Roth, Live Badminton Score and Updates, French Open Super Series 2017 First Round

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedOct 25, 2017 22:27 IST

Srikanth moves into Round of 16 as Roth retires, trailing 0-3 in the first game.


22:27 (IST)25 OCT 2017

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22:26 (IST)25 OCT 2017

And with that, Srikanth's winning streak continues. The India No. 1 has moved into the Round of 16 where he is likely to meet the World No. 15 Wong Wing ki Vincent, whom he beat at the Denmark Open semi-finals last week.

22:24 (IST)25 OCT 2017

Wow! That was a breezy opener for the World No. 8 and he can get more rest now.

22:23 (IST)25 OCT 2017

Srikanth's opponent has unfortunately retired, conceding the match to the Denmark Open champion.

22:19 (IST)25 OCT 2017

He extends it to 3-0 now

22:18 (IST)25 OCT 2017

Srikanth makes a blazing start and leads 2-0

22:18 (IST)25 OCT 2017

The match is under way!

22:18 (IST)25 OCT 2017

The match will start shortly. Players on the court now.

18:46 (IST)25 OCT 2017

Good evening and welcome to the Sportskeeda liveblog of the French Open Superseries 2017 First Round.

Eighth seed Srikanth Kidambi faces Fabian Roth of Germany for a place in the second round. While the Indian is eighth, the German is placed way below at 45th in the world rankings. This is their first meeting.

Srikanth could not have asked for an easier opponent in the first round of the French Open. He was initially drawn against Rajeev Ouseph but the 2010 Commonwealth Games silver medallist withdrew ahead of the competition.

Roth has come to this tournament with a five-match losing streak. In contrast, the Indian is now on a five-match winning streak after clinching his third Superseries title of the year in Denmark. If nothing else, his upset victory over the reigning world champion and World No. 1 Viktor Axelsen is enough proof that he has a lot of confidence and conviction in his abilities right now.

He already knows what it takes to win back-to-back Superseries titles in consecutive weeks as he has done it back in June when he triumphed in Indonesia and Australia. 

Needless to say, Srikanth will be raring to go in Paris as he sets his sights on a fourth Superseries title of the season.
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