Indonesia Masters LIVE: Kidambi Srikanth no match for Antonsen, Sindhu crushed by Yamaguchi in Semfinals, check highlights

Indonesia Masters LIVE: Kidambi Srikanth no match for Antonsen, Sindhu crushed by Yamaguchi in Semfinals, check highlights
Indonesia Masters LIVE: Kidambi Srikanth no match for Antonsen, Sindhu crushed by Yamaguchi in Semfinals, check highlights

Indonesia Masters LIVE – Srikanth, Sindhu Lose: Former World No.1 Kidambi Srikanth followed PV Sindhu’s suit as he crashed out of the Finals race after losing out badly to Anders Antonsen of Denmark in the Semifinals. Srikanth was no match for Antonsen’s attacking play as lost out in straight games 21-14, 21-9. Earlier PV Sindhu was ousted by Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in a surprisingly one-sided Women’s Singles Semifinals: Follow all the updates on InsideSport.IN

Indonesia Masters LIVE: PV Sindhu loses to Yamaguchi, Antonshen literally crush Kidambi Srikanth in Semifinals

PV Sindhu loses to Yamaguchi: Double Olympic medallist PV Sindhu crashed out of the tournament after suffering a straight-game defeat in the semifinals against Japanese top seed Akane Yamaguchi, here on Saturday.

Even though Sindhu had a superior 12-7 head-to-head record against the Japanese shuttler going into Friday’s tie, having won both the meetings between the two this year, the Indian was no match to her rival, losing 13-21, 9-21 in a one-sided duel that lasted just 32 minutes.

Sindhu seeded third, was not at her usual best and trailed her Japanese opponent from the start in both the games. In the second game, Sindhu had a brief lead before Yamaguchi dominated her rival throughout to seal the issue in her favour.

Antonsen thrashes Srikanth: Srikanth, who had beaten compatriot HS Prannoy in the quarterfinals, lost 14-21, 9-21 to Antonsen in 41 minutes in the men’s singles semifinals.

The former world number one Indian was able to hold on Antonsen initially, levelling the scores at 3-3, 4-4, 5-5 before falling behind. Srikanth made another fine recovery in the first game, narrowing down the gap to 12-11 but eventually lost steam.

In the second game also, both were tied at 4-4 but the Dane took eight straight points to zoom to 12-4. The Indian could not recover from there while Antonsen never let his guard down to win the second game and the match.

Indonesia Masters LIVE: Kidambi Srikanth no match for Antonsen, Sindhu crushed by Yamaguchi in Semfinals, check highlights

Kidambi Srikanth lost to Anders Antonsen 14-21, 9-21

Second Game starts –

  • 21-9 – Srikanth doesnt have answer for Antonsen’s POWER-SMASHES. Absolutely MONSTER SMASHING
  • 16-9 – Game & match looks firmly in the bag of Antonsen, Srikanth will have to do some magic which currently is not looking feasible
  • 14-6 – At last spell is broken, Srikanth gets some respite but still in huge trouble here
  • 12-4 – This is embarassing now for Srikanth, he is no match to Antonsen today. Dane is literally toying with the former World No. 1
  • 11-4 – 7 Consecutive points for 6ft 4 inches Antonsen / Without a doubt he is a better player on the court at this stage, more attacking – more control on this game
  • 4-4 – First time in this match Srikanth has levelled the score. Good cross-court half-smash: Can he continue?
  • 4-3 for Antonsen. Srikanth attack is missing today. He is missing line too many times, unforced errors are piling up
  • Game begin – 1-1
  • Srikanth need to start well, early lead will kill his chances to get level in this semifinals

First Game to Antonsen 21-14

  • 21-14 it is for Antonsen
  • 19-14 – Antonsen now definately has edge in the Game 1 / Just 2 points away from the win – Can Srikanth fight back?
  • 16-13 for the Danish player now – Srikanth playing well in patches bu the Dane proving little strong when the rallies are getting longer
  • 14-11 Antonsen gives delicate net play – again opens up the lead
  • 10-12 Great Smash – Srikanth now trail just by 2 points, was down 6-12
  • 9-12 Mini-fightback from Srikanth – 3 back to back points for the Indian
  • 11-6 Antonsen smashes his way to 1st changeover. Absolute relentless attack by the Danish player
  • 8-6 for Antonsen here / Tall & Lanky Antonsen is at his attacking best
  • 6-5: It’s neck to neck battle between the two uptil now / nothing to separate between two of them
  • 3-3 Srikanth after a long time has looked hungry, swift on feet this tournament. Great signs for Indian badminton and player himself
  • 3-1 for Antonsen now
  • 2-0 – Early days in the match but Antonsen takes the lead
  • Kidambi Srikanth is facing Anders Antonsen for the fifth time in his career.
  • He has defeated 8th ranked Jonatan Christie, lower-ranked Christo Popov and India’s HS Prannoy who had stunned World No.2, Victor Axelsen.
  • World No.3 Antonsen leads Srikanth 3-1 in head-to-head meetings. This will be their second meeting in 2021 after World Tour Finals and Thailand Open (walkover).
  • Srikanth had defeated Antonsen way back in the 2017 World Championships.
  • He had ended as runner up in the 2015 edition of the tournament.

 

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2nd Game 

  • 21-9 in one-sided set by Japanese over Sindhu. Second heartbreak for Sindhu in semifinals after French Open.
  • 7-2 for the Japanese now
  • 5-2 – Yamaguchi again builds lead. She has definately come with interesting strategry. She is keeping the shuttle low, not allowing Sindhu to come under it & hit her winner smashes.
  • Sindhu is looking completely off-color / she has started on a bad note in 2nd as well.

First Game to Yamaguchi 21-13

  • 21-13 it is for the player from Japan
  • 19-10 for Yamaguchi / 2 points to wrap the 1st game
  • 18-9: Its one way traffic righ from the beginning today, i guess 1st GAME is all but gone for SINDHU
  • 16-8 – Yamaguchi is dominating here. Surprisingly Sindhu is very defensive today
  • 13-7: This is more than healthy lead for Yamaguchi. She is measuring Sindhu from every angle of the court.
  • 11-7: Good placement by the Japanese – @ 1st changeover its 11-7 in favor of Yamaguchi here
  • 7-10: Sindhu pulls back little bit. 2 back to back points for the Indian
  • 9-4 : Yamaguchi is building healthy lead now. Sindhu getting caught-up in long rallies. Brilliant retrieving by the Japanese
  • 6-1 – for Yamaguchi here. She is looking swift on court /
  • 1-3 – Trademark down the line Smash, Sindhu gets her 1st point of the match
  • 3-0 – Good start by Yamaguchi, Sindhu as usual little slow start
  • Last 2 matches Sindhu has won over Yamaguchi – that too in big ones at Tolyo Olympics & All England

 

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