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Srikanth downs World No 1, enters final

Srikanth downs World No 1, enters final

India's Srikanth Kidambi knocked out South Korea's second seed Son Wan-ho to reach the final of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Indonesian Open.

The 24-year-old from Guntur fought like a man possessed to outclass Son 21-15 18-21 24-22 in an energy-sapping men's singles match that lasted an hour and 12 minutes here. Srikanth, 24, will now be taking on Kazumasa Sakai of Japan, who defeated HS Prannoy earlier in their semi finals match. "I also knew that he even more exhausted as I did not make any mistake in the match, capable to make the shuttlecock still in the badminton lawn", Prannoy said on the sidelines of the match held in the afternoon at Jakarta Convention Center (JCC) here. From then on the lead kept shuttling between the two till the Japanese edged out the mammoth game 28-26. Their only previous meeting was at the Indonesia Open in 2013, where Sakai won 21-13, 14-21, 21-17.

He will play in his fourth Superseries final on Sunday.

In the other semi-final, Sakai, who had not faced any seeded players in the tournament, was slow to get off the blocks as Prannoy led 8-3 in the opening game.




The Japanese capitalised on it to produce a strong third game and never gave the Indian much chance. However, the Indian came back again and took the lead which Sakai, holding on is nerves in the final stages, won the game 21-18 to seal the final berth.

Sakai rode on the confidence of winning the second game to take a 6-2 lead in the decider.

Prannoy defeated home favourite Anthony Sinisuka Ginting in the first round and six-time champion Lee Chong Wei in the second round.

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