News Agency / Odense, Denmark
India’s Kidambi Srikkanth defeated Canada’s Jason Anthony Ho Shui to advance to the semifinals of the Denmark Open Badminton Championships.
Fifth-seeded Srikanth defeated Ho Shui 21-15, 21-14 in just 33 minutes. ‘Both games were extremely tense until 11-11. But after that I was able to maintain the form and I am happy. I had to play cautiously to get his shots back, ‘said Srikkanth. His next fight is likely to be against world number two Chinese Taipei’s Chau Tien Chen. Chen will face Ireland’s Anguen. Speaking about Chen, Srikkanth said, “He has done well in the last few years and my current situation can be measured by playing against him. That is the purpose behind playing this tournament. He knows exactly when to attack and defend and is now a prolific player. We always have a hard time playing against the top four players, ‘he added. India’s Shubhankar Dey and Ajay Jayaram, however, lost in the first round.