India Open: Regardless of 1st spherical loss to Axelsen, Kidambi Srikanth insists he ‘performed his finest badminton’ | Jobs Punch


India Open: Despite 1st round loss to Axelsen, Kidambi Srikanth insists he 'played his best badminton'

India’s Kidambi Srikanth reacts in the course of the males’s singles on the Yonex-Dawn India Open 2023, in New Delhi, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. Axelsen beats Kidambi Srikanth (Photograph Credit score: PTI)

Former World No.1 Kidambi Srikanth’s inconsistent type continued as he misplaced in straight video games (14-21, 19-21) to world champion Viktor Axelsen within the first spherical of the India Open on the Indira Gandhi Stadium in New Delhi on Wednesday.

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  • It was Srikanth’s second consecutive first-round loss after an early exit from the Malaysian Open earlier within the month.
  • Axelsen received the primary sport when Kidambi slashed, twice
  • The previous World No.1 dominated the rallies towards present No.1 Axelsen throughout this spherical of play, forcing the Dane into errors

Former World No.1 Kidambi Srikanth’s inconsistent type continued as he misplaced in straight video games (14-21, 19-21) to world champion Viktor Axelsen within the first spherical of the India Open on the Indira Gandhi Stadium in New Delhi on Wednesday.

It was Srikanth’s second straight loss within the first spherical after an early exit on the Malaysian Open earlier within the month.

Axelsen received the primary sport when Kidambi slashed, twice. After taking the primary sport into consideration, the Indian shuttler loved a 14-5 lead within the second sport however squandered the lead.

The previous World No.1 dominated the rallies towards present No.1 Axelsen throughout this spherical of play, forcing the Dane into errors.

Nevertheless, Tokyo Olympics champion Axelsen got here again in time because the Indian shuttler began making a collection of errors to fall within the forty first minute.

Srikanth returned to the nets to choose up factors however made a service error, which helped Axelsen stage the rating at 18-18. That is what Axelsen wanted as he ended the match shortly after.

“Total I feel I performed very well. I by no means completed nicely. Within the second, I could not faucet out. It was a very good sport general. I went in considering I may win. After the 14-15 till the tip. See I feel its actually necessary I sit with the coaches and perceive what went improper,” stated Srikanth within the publish match press convention.

When requested how tough it was to return again within the second sport, he stated, “I used to be feeling good. I performed my finest badminton. I did very well within the second sport. It is all about ending the sport very well. I gave him plenty of straightforward factors within the second sport. I led it nicely to start with.”

Axelsen stated: “I nonetheless cannot consider I received that match as a result of I wasn’t feeling very nicely. Within the second sport, Srikanth stepped up and all of a sudden locked me. It is actually stunning. I’m glad that I received in straight video games. I am simply making an attempt to regulate to the climate as a result of I am coming from a scorching, humid nation to a really chilly New Delhi. I have not recovered bodily whereas I have been touring for five and a half hours.”

“I am actually happy with the place I’m after enjoying towards him in 2019. I am clearly feeling good. I simply received the Malaysia Open final week and I am feeling good now”, he added.



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