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

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedSep 22, 2017 13:47 IST

Axelsen def. Srikanth 21-17 21-17.


13:47 (IST)22 SEP 2017

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!

13:46 (IST)22 SEP 2017


The match is done and dusted.

13:46 (IST)22 SEP 2017


Three match point opportunities for Axelsen.

13:45 (IST)22 SEP 2017


Advantage, Axelsen.

13:44 (IST)22 SEP 2017


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

13:43 (IST)22 SEP 2017


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

13:42 (IST)22 SEP 2017


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

13:40 (IST)22 SEP 2017


That's a powerful smash from Srikanth. He is pumped up!

13:38 (IST)22 SEP 2017

Axelsen has a minor problem here. Probably, got something inside his eye. He has now indicated that he is okay to continue.

13:38 (IST)22 SEP 2017

12-13, now.

13:37 (IST)22 SEP 2017


Good play from Srikanth to take the point.

13:35 (IST)22 SEP 2017


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

13:34 (IST)22 SEP 2017


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

13:33 (IST)22 SEP 2017


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

13:32 (IST)22 SEP 2017


Srikanth is giving his all in this game.

13:29 (IST)22 SEP 2017


Good challenge by Srikanth. Was just in.

13:29 (IST)22 SEP 2017


Srikanth is in his groove at the moment.

13:27 (IST)22 SEP 2017


Srikanth has the lead again.

13:26 (IST)22 SEP 2017


A 20-shot rally comes to an end with Srikanth taking the point. Brilliant!

13:25 (IST)22 SEP 2017

The second game is now underway.

13:23 (IST)22 SEP 2017


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.

13:23 (IST)22 SEP 2017


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

13:22 (IST)22 SEP 2017


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

13:20 (IST)22 SEP 2017


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

13:20 (IST)22 SEP 2017


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

13:18 (IST)22 SEP 2017


A slender lead for Srikanth here. Can he capitalise?

13:17 (IST)22 SEP 2017


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

13:15 (IST)22 SEP 2017


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

13:14 (IST)22 SEP 2017


Looks like a gritty affair, this one.

13:13 (IST)22 SEP 2017


Srikanth making up some lost ground quickly.

13:12 (IST)22 SEP 2017


Challenges wasted by Srikanth.

13:11 (IST)22 SEP 2017


A fabulous shot from Srikanth earns him a point.

13:11 (IST)22 SEP 2017


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

13:10 (IST)22 SEP 2017


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

13:09 (IST)22 SEP 2017


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

13:08 (IST)22 SEP 2017


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

13:08 (IST)22 SEP 2017


Axelsen's smash lands just wide.

13:07 (IST)22 SEP 2017


First point in the board for Srikanth.

13:06 (IST)22 SEP 2017


Axelsen showing some good form early on.

13:06 (IST)22 SEP 2017

Here we go. Love all, play!

13:03 (IST)22 SEP 2017

The match will start in a few minutes. Stay tuned.

13:00 (IST)22 SEP 2017

The fourth match on Court 1 has ended and up next, we have Srikanth take on Viktor Axelsen.

08:36 (IST)22 SEP 2017

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!
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