Hong Kong Open: Kidambi Srikanth Crashed Out of the Tournament After Losing to Kenta Nishimoto of Japan
Badminton player Kidambi Srikanth. (File Photo: IANS)

Kowloon, November 16: Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth lost his men's singles quarter-final match to bow out out of the Hong Kong Open here on Friday. The fourth seed Srikanth lost to eighth seed Kenta Nishimoto of Japan 21-17, 21-13 in straight games. Srikanth never looked in contention as the Guntur player was struggling right from the start in a match which finished in 44 minutes.

In both the games, his opponent was better in all departments of the game. Asian Games 2018 Badminton: Kidambi Srikanth Loses to China’s Unseeded Hong Kong Shuttler Vincent Wong.

Later in the day, Sameer Verma, who was given a walkover on Thursday, will face local player Lee Cheuk Yiu.