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Srikanth Kidambi vs Viktor Axelsen, Live Badminton Score and Updates, Japan Open Super Series 2017 Quarter Final

Axelsen def. Srikanth 21-17 21-17.
Updated: 22 September 2017 13:47 IST - Published: 22 September 2017 12:54 IST
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Axelsen beats Srikanth 21-17, 21-17. Tough luck for Srikanth, who gave his all but Axelsen was just too good on the day. 

That's all from us here. Goodbye!
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17-21. 

The match is done and dusted.
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17-20.

Three match point opportunities for Axelsen.
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17-19.

Advantage, Axelsen.
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16-18.

A lucky point for Srikanth. Immediately acknowledges and high-fives with Axelsen. 
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14-17. 

Fabulous rally. How does Axelsen manage to get those shots in? How?
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14-16.

Axelsen has used that acute angle cross-court smash of his to good effect today.
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13-15. 

That's a powerful smash from Srikanth. He is pumped up!
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Axelsen has a minor problem here. Probably, got something inside his eye. He has now indicated that he is okay to continue.
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12-13, now.
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11-12.

Good play from Srikanth to take the point.
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10-11.

Fantastic from the World Champion, just incredible play! Axelsen in the lead.
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10-10.

Neither willing to give an inch of space to the opposition.
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9-9. 

Axels gets three back-to-back points to get back level.
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8-6. 

Srikanth is giving his all in this game.
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6-4.

Good challenge by Srikanth. Was just in.
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5-3. 

Srikanth is in his groove at the moment.
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3-2. 

Srikanth has the lead again.
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1-2.

A 20-shot rally comes to an end with Srikanth taking the point. Brilliant!
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The second game is now underway.
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17-21.

Dusted. Axelsen with the first game. Can Srikanth fight back in the second? Or will the Indian challenge end here? Stay tuned to find out.
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17-20.

Well thought out and well executed, Axelsen showing why he is the world champion!
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17-18.

Srikanth let it fall and it was called out but Axelsen challenged immediately. And it's in!
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17-16.

That's the fourth cross-court winner from Srikanth already.
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16-16.

Oh, that's lovely from Axelson. Defense to attack, smooth transition.

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16-13.

A slender lead for Srikanth here. Can he capitalise?
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14-13.

Nice drop shot from Srikanth. Had luck on his side as well.
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11-12.

That's yet another good cross-court smash from Srikanth.
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10-11.

Looks like a gritty affair, this one.
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10-10.

Srikanth making up some lost ground quickly.
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7-10.

Challenges wasted by Srikanth.
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7-8.

A fabulous shot from Srikanth earns him a point.
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6-8.

Another good, well-contested rally but Srikanth's lob goes long. Good judgement from Axelsen.
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6-6.

That match is heating up with both shuttlers showing some good form.
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5-5.

Good rally. Axelsen put his height to good use there.
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4-4. 

That's a nice cross-court shot from Srikanth.
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2-4.

Axelsen's smash lands just wide.
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1-3. 

First point in the board for Srikanth.
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0-2.

Axelsen showing some good form early on.
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Here we go. Love all, play!
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The match will start in a few minutes. Stay tuned.
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The fourth match on Court 1 has ended and up next, we have Srikanth take on Viktor Axelsen.
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Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's live coverage of the Japan Open Super Series 2017 and in our second game of the day, we will see Srikanth Kidambi face off against Viktor Axelsen for a place in the last four. Their previous encounter at the India Open 2017 was a forgettable one for the Indian, as he lost out tamely 21-7 21-12. This time around though, he will look to avenge the defeat and seal his berth in the semifinal.

Srikanth had a tough start to the tournament, drawn against Tian Houwei in the first, against who he had a 1-6 win/loss record. He triumphed 21-15 12-21 21-11 though and in the second round, he had a relatively easier outing against Hu Yun, who he defeated in straight games 21-12 21-11.

Axelsen, who is the third seed in this year's draw in Japan, has won his last two matches convincingly. The recently-crowned World Champion got past Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk of Thailand in his opener, winning 21-8 21-13 and in the next round, he defeated Japan's Kenta Nishimoto 21-17 21-18 to enter the last eight.

The duo of Srikanth and Axelsen are tied at 2-2 in their head-to-head so far, with the Dane winning their most recent encounter in Delhi.

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