Tokyo: India's star badminton player Kidambi Srikanth has lost in the first round of the Japan Open. Srikanth had to face defeat against compatriot HS Prannoy on Wednesday. The player who wins this Japan Open tournament will receive a prize money of $ 750,000.
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In a hard fought three sets, Prannoy defeated Srikanth 13-21, 21-11, 22-20. The fight lasted for about an hour between the two players. Srikanth started off with a brilliant start, winning the first game and winning the match. But after this, Prannoy completely changed the game's stand. Prannoy won the next two sets and made it to the second round.
Srikanth is struggling with continuity
Former world No. 1 Srikanth has been struggling enough for continuity this season. Last week, in the Indonesian Open, this player had to be out in the second round.
Before this match both the players had faced each other five times in which Srikkanth had beaten four times.
Indian doubles also beat China
In the meantime, Pranav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy also had to face defeat in mixed doubles. The Indian pair defeated China's Zand Chee Wei and Huang or Qioyong pair. China pair defeated Indian doubles 21-11, 21-14