Srikanth Kidambi vs Kenta Nishimoto, Live Badminton Score and Updates, French Open Super Series 2017 Final

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedOct 29, 2017 20:46 IST

Srikanth def Nishimoto 21-14, 21-13 to win the French Open Superseries.


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20:45 (IST)29 OCT 2017

And with that, we wrap up our liveblog. What a day it has been! And what a couple of weeks it has been for Indian badminton on the European swing!

Let us hope Srikanth gets enough rest before the National Championships that is scheduled end of the next week and gets ready for the last two Superseries events of the year in China and Hong Kong.

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This is Srikanth's sixth career Superseries title - 2014 China Open, 2015 India Open, 2017 Indonesia Open, 2017 Australian Open, 2017 Denmark Open and now 2017 French Open.

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Even when he looked tired, he still found out a way to dig deep and successfully cross the finish line.

There's so much to learn from this man! So many reasons to admire him!

He has now done what no Indian has ever done - winning four Superseries titles in a season!

And he is also the first Indian to win the French Open since it attained the status of a Superseries event!

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What a performance! What determination! Can this man ever get tired of winning?

This is the second time he has won back-to-back titles in consecutive weeks, having done it back in June at the Indonesia Open and the Australian Open.

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Final score: Srikanth def Nishimoto 21-14, 21-13 in 34 minutes.

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21-13 is the third game score

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And Srikanth finishes with a jump smash!!!!!

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Nishimoto saves one at the net.


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Eight match points for Srikanth!!!!!

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19-12 is the lead for the Indian

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Brilliant net shot from the Japanese.

He is now behind, 12-18

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One great smash from Kenta.

Trails 11-18

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With a burst of speed, Srikanth dashes to the net and finishes.


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Great judgement from Sri. He leaves one shot and it lands long!


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This man just doesn't cease to amaze! How does he get so much spirit and hunger?

20:23 (IST)29 OCT 2017

15-8 is the lead.

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Sri finds the line, magically yet again!

20:22 (IST)29 OCT 2017

Still the same six-point lead for Sri at 13-7

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The crowd is firmly rooting for Srikanth! It seems Sri is a French player!

20:21 (IST)29 OCT 2017

Six-point lead at 12-6 now

20:19 (IST)29 OCT 2017

Another of those typical errors from Nishimoto. He has struggled a lot with the length in the second game.

Sri up 11-5 at halftime.

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Kenta finds some of his attacking game here and closes the gap to 5-10

20:17 (IST)29 OCT 2017

Nishimoto looks intimidated and has run out of options.

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And 10-2 it is the lead for the Indian

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He has gone up to 9-2

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The jump smashes are such a treat to watch! The man is determined and is unstoppable!

20:16 (IST)29 OCT 2017

And Sri makes it 7-2

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What a turnaround it has been since the time he was behind, 5-9 in the first game.

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Sri is very much in control of the proceedings now. 5-1

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4-1 for the Indian!

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And it is 3-0

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Second game

Sri has already opened up a 2-0 lead

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And Sri needs just one to convert!

21-14 it is!

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6 game points!

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The shuttle from Sri hit the tape and landed on his side.


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19-13 now

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One more jump smash from the Denmark Open champion and it is 19-12

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Yet another perfect smash from Sri.

He has inched ahead to 17-12

20:07 (IST)29 OCT 2017

But a great shot from Nishimoto and it lands on the line.

12-15 he trails

20:07 (IST)29 OCT 2017

The power, the attack is very much back!

15-11 is the lead

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And he is now beginning to impose himself. Srikanth has widened the gap to 4 points. 14-10

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Sri is still ahead by 2 points at 12-10

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He won 6 consecutive points!

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From 5-9 down, Sri makes it 11-9 at the midgame interval.

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And the World No. 4 is ahead.


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And Sri has made it level at 9-9

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But now he is once again showing a few sparks.

Sri now trails 8-9

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Sri also has a strapping around the knee. His last two weeks have begun to take a toll.

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Understandably, the Indian is a bit quiet in the initial stages. The sharpness is missing. He trails 5-9
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