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Srikanth Kidambi vs HS Prannoy, Live Badminton Score and Updates, French Open Super Series 2017 Semi-finals

Srikanth def Prannoy 14-21, 21-19, 21-18 to enter the final
Updated: 28 October 2017 20:59 IST - Published: 28 October 2017 19:28 IST
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And with that, we wrap up our liveblog of the French Open Superseries 2017 semi-finals.

Hope you enjoyed it. Thanks for staying with us.

Do join us tomorrow for the live coverage of the final.

Till then, keep following Sportskeeda for all the latest updates from the world of sports.

Goodnight and goodbye!
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And we'll have yet another Sunday with an Indian fighting for a Superseries title. Has become a regular affair these days, hasn't it? But we are not complaining at all. In fact, we would want more of it!
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HS Prannoy is nearly there, just did not do enough towards the end to stave off the Srikanth challenge. But we are sure his time will definitely come sometime soon.

This was a day to be proud of Indian badminton. How far our men's singles has progressed, this showed.
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Wow! What a match that was! 

Just no words left to describe Srikanth Kidambi's finishing skills. Looked jaded, yet won. Says a lot about why he's been winning so much. He continues to amaze us all! Knows when to raise one's level. And that is the sign of a true champion!
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Final score: Srikanth def Prannoy 14-21, 21-19, 21-18
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No celebrations from Srikanth considering it was his friend and training partner that he beat. Great gesture!
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Srikanth takes it 21-18 as the two have a warm embrace at the net!
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MATCH POINTS...20-18
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And the Denmark Open champion moves up to 19-18
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Nailbiting it is!
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18-18
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And he is now trailing by one point...17-18
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Srikanth struggles to put a high shuttle over the net

Prannoy up 18-16
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Remember how he had a two-point lead even in Game 2? 
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17-15 it is for Prannoy right now!
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Prannoy's turn to dump a backhand into the net.

Lead reduces to 15-14
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Srikanth looking jaded and his tired hands at the net give Prannoy a 15-12 advantage
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Another error from the US Open champion...13-12
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Prannoy sends the shuttle long!

13-11
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Srikanth IS PEPPERING A FEW ERRORS.

Prannoy up 12-10
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Still no clear winner here....as they are playing a very, very close game.
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At the interval, Prannoy has a slender advantage of 11-10
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Prannoy can't keep the advantage when he is being handed it.

It is back to 10-10
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An error from Srikanth sends Prannoy up to 10-9
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Srikanth inches ahead to 9-8 now
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7-7 now

This will be a long game!
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6-6 it is currently
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Srikanth rolls to the floor as he tries to retrieve a smash but Prannoy makes the work easier for him, having sent it wide, anyway.

Sri up 5-4
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We are all even at 4-4
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This will be another tight battle!
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Now Sri builds a 4-2 lead
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THIRD GAME

2-2
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Seriously, Srikanth just never ceases to amaze us!
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And Srikanth takes the second game, 21-19

Wow! That came out of nowhere!
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WHAT A BRILLIANT CROSSCOURT SMASH FROM SRI!

20-19
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It is back to level

19-19
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It is 19-18 now

Getting tight!
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Prannoy still keeping distance from Srikanth....can he snap Sri's winning streak?

Leads 19-17
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Great injection of pace and power from Srikanth...he trails 16-18
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Srikanth is lacking a bit of sharpness at the net.....Prannoy up to 17-15 now
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A crosscourt smash from Prannoy to snatch the lead again...16-14
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And Srikanth has stormed back to 14-14

This man is such a picture of determination these days!
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Prannoy up 14-12 now
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Prannoy does look the one with more confidence now...14-11 is his lead
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It is a two-point gap after the break!

Prannoy up 13-11
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It is Prannoy, who inches ahead to 11-10 at halftime
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They train at the same academy so they know each other inside out!
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And it is 10-10 to noone's surprise!
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The pace of the match has slowed down! Srikanth currently has a 10-8 advantage
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A long rally ends in favour of Prannoy...he trails 8-9