Kidambi Srikanth’s wait for a BWF title continues, Srikanth faces defeat at the hands of WR 22 Lin Chun-Yi

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Kidambi Srikanth

In a gripping semifinal clash at the Swiss Open (Super 300), Indian badminton star Kidambi Srikanth faced off against World Rank 22 Lin Chun-yi. The match unfolded in three intense games, with both players leaving it all on the court but unfortunately, things did not go Srikanth’s way and his wait for a BWF title continues

It has been 40 tournaments that Srikanth has not reached the Final on the BWF World Tour circuit. The last time he reached the Final was way back in Dec 2021 (World Championships).

Here’s a recap of the thrilling encounter:

Srikanth started strong, taking control of the opening game. His aggressive play and precise shots allowed him to secure a comfortable lead.

Lin Chun-yi fought back, but Srikanth’s consistent performance helped him clinch the first game.

The momentum shifted dramatically in the second game. Lin Chun-yi came charging back, displaying exceptional speed and agility.

Kidambi Srikanth Just fell short of glory

Srikanth struggled to find his rhythm, and errors crept into his game. Lin capitalized on this, dominating the court and leveling the match.

The third game was a nail-biter. Both players traded blows, refusing to give an inch. Long rallies and strategic play kept the audience on the edge of their seats.

Srikanth managed to regain his form, but Lin Chun-yi matched him shot for shot. At 16-16, the tension was palpable.

With this hard-fought victory, Lin Chun-yi advanced to the finals, while Srikanth’s impressive run came to an end. It was a remarkable semifinal appearance for Srikanth, marking his return to form after 16 months.

As the Indian challenge concludes at the Swiss Open, we salute Srikanth’s tenacity and sportsmanship. The badminton world eagerly awaits more thrilling battles in the days to come

Unfortunately, nerves got the better of Srikanth in the crucial moments. Lin secured a narrow lead and closed out the match, winning 21-15, 9-21, 18-21.

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