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As it happened: Srikanth Kidambi vs Sergey Sirant, 21-13, 21-12

Srikanth Kidambi won 21-13, 21-12
Updated: 21 August 2017 20:09 IST - Published: 21 August 2017 19:21 IST
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And with that, we wrap up our liveblog.

Here's hoping for more such performances from Team India. 

Stay tuned to Sportskeeda for all the latest updates from the World Championships.

Goodbye!
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There was no stutter or stumble from the India No.1. It was the best possible start he could ask for! And the signs are bright for the rest of his campaign.
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The eighth seed next faces the World No. 63 Lucas Corvee of France for a place in the pre-quarter-finals.
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This is Srikanth's 11th consecutive win after his earlier title wins at the Indonesia Open and the Australia Open.
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Great start for Team India's singles campaign!!
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And it's over! Sri gets it, 21-13, 21-12
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Eight match points for Sri!
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And Sirant gets another point...12-19
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A rare crosscourt forehand miss from Sri
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Sirant fumbles at the net...it is 19-10 to Sri
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And 18-9 it is
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16-9 for Sri....effortless so far
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Remember Sirant did win the Russian Open last month but Srikanth has been a different kind of a test altogether
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14-8 it is for the Indian
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Currently, there is no department where he is lagging behind.
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Sri's defence is top-notch. He is ahead 13-6
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Sirant gets a couple of points but that is not good enough to stall the Srikanth juggernaut. The Indian is ahead 11-5 at the interval.
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Sirant is currently clueless about how to tackle Srikanth. The Indian has a big 9-3 lead
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One-way traffic again...7-2 for the Indian
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And he builds on it...5-2
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Sri has been effective in extracting errors from Sirant....Sri leads 4-2
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All level so far...2-2
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SECOND GAME

Sri has hardly been tested so far. Can Sirant come up with something special?
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And Srikanth has it in the bag....21-13
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Sirant saves one