Srikanth Kidambi vs Hu Yun, Live Badminton score and updates, Japan Open Super Series 2017 Round of 16

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedSep 21, 2017 11:55 IST

Srikanth wins 21-12, 21-11


11:55 (IST)21 SEP 2017

Later in the day, PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal too will be seeking quarter-final berths.

11:52 (IST)21 SEP 2017

Sri thus joins HS Prannoy, who is the other Indian to have reached the quarter-finals

11:52 (IST)21 SEP 2017

Srikanth is through to the quarter-finals!!!!

11:51 (IST)21 SEP 2017

Final score: 21-12, 21-11 win for Srikanth

11:50 (IST)21 SEP 2017

Srikanth wraps it up 21-11

11:50 (IST)21 SEP 2017

19-11 now for the Indian

11:50 (IST)21 SEP 2017

But Sri halts his run and goes up to 18-10

11:49 (IST)21 SEP 2017

16-10 as Hu Yun takes one point

11:49 (IST)21 SEP 2017

16-9 now

Sri is steadily heading towards the finish line

11:47 (IST)21 SEP 2017

Sri continues to pounce on Hu Yun and he now leads 14-8

11:45 (IST)21 SEP 2017

No stopping Sri....he is up at 13-6

11:44 (IST)21 SEP 2017

At halftime, Srikanth leads 11-5

11:43 (IST)21 SEP 2017

9-5 advantage for Srikanth presently

11:42 (IST)21 SEP 2017

He is still with a healthy lead....8-4

11:41 (IST)21 SEP 2017

Srikanth once more imposes his aggressive game and surges to 5-3

11:39 (IST)21 SEP 2017

Second game

It's 2-2 currently

11:37 (IST)21 SEP 2017

Wow! What a sizzling display that was from Srikanth after a bit of struggle initially

11:36 (IST)21 SEP 2017

Srikanth bags the first game, 21-12

11:35 (IST)21 SEP 2017

Sri has THREE game points....20-11

11:34 (IST)21 SEP 2017

The eighth seed is cruising at 17-11 now

11:33 (IST)21 SEP 2017

Sri is fully in control now. 15-10 is the lead

11:30 (IST)21 SEP 2017

11-9 is the lead for Srikanth at halftime

11:29 (IST)21 SEP 2017

10-9 now

11:29 (IST)21 SEP 2017

The Indian seems to have found his rhythm now

11:29 (IST)21 SEP 2017

Sri has a 9-8 lead now

11:27 (IST)21 SEP 2017

We are all level.... 7-7

11:27 (IST)21 SEP 2017

Sri gets 2 points on the trot and trails 6-7

11:27 (IST)21 SEP 2017

7-4 advantage now for Hu Yun

11:26 (IST)21 SEP 2017

6-3 advantage now

11:25 (IST)21 SEP 2017

It's a 5-3 lead for Hu Yun. Sri is taking time to get used to Hu Yun's speed.

11:24 (IST)21 SEP 2017

And he now has a 4-2 lead over Sri

11:24 (IST)21 SEP 2017

Hu Yun goes up to 3-2....the points are fast

11:23 (IST)21 SEP 2017

Hu Yun to serve first!

11:20 (IST)21 SEP 2017

The players are arriving on court

11:01 (IST)21 SEP 2017

The match is slightly delayed. Stay tuned for updates.

01:31 (IST)21 SEP 2017

Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's live coverage of the Japan Open Superseries as we enter the second round of the main draw, with all events down to their last 16 players. Our first match of the day sees Srikanth Kidambi take on Hu Yun from Hong Kong, in what promises to be a tight contest.

Yun may be ranked 28 in the world but he will be an extremely difficult opponent to overcome, considering his Round 1 match. He defeated the Korea Open winner from last week Anthony Ginting in a tight three-setter 21-16 10-21 21-13 and will fancy his chances against the Indian, who too will be coming off the back of a grinding battle.

The Indonesia and Australia Open champion overcame a stiff challenge from China's Tian Houwei 21-15 12-21 21-11, who enjoyed a 6-1 head-to-head record against Srikanth prior to the match.

Stay tuned to this space as we bring you the latest updates from the match!
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