Advertisment

Denmark Open 2022: Kidambi Srikanth enters second round after defeating Ng Ka Long Angus

Kidambi Srikanth overcame a tough challenge from Hong Kong's Ng Ka Long Angus to enter the second round of the Denmark Open 2022

author-image
Payal Debnath
New Update

Kidambi Srikanth overcame a tough challenge from Hong Kong's Ng Ka Long Angus to enter the second round of the Denmark Open 2022 BWF Super 750 badminton tournament in Odense on Tuesday.

Also read: BWF World Rankings: Kidambi Srikanth in top 10 from India

Denmark Open 2022: Kidambi Srikanth enters second round after defeating Ng Ka Long Angus | Sportz Point

Image- The Indian Express

World Championships 2021 silver medalist Kidambi Srikanth defeated world No. 14 Ng Ka Long Angus of Hong Kong by 17-21, 21-14, 21-12 on the opening day of the Denmark Open 2022. The match lasted for 56 minutes. Srikanth had won the title here five years ago.

Earlier the record between these two players was tied at 3-3. Srikanth was initially given a tough challenge by Angus and he soon fell behind. The Hong Kong player held an 11-8 lead till the interval of the first game. Angus did not give any chance to the Indian player after that and won the first game.

In the second game, Srikanth initially took a 6-3 lead. But Angus soon made a comeback to take a 10-8 lead. Srikanth improved his game at the right time and scored eight consecutive points to take a 16-10 lead. He did well after that and dragged the match to the deciding game. Srikanth got off to a good start in the third game and was on a strong 11-4 lead till the interval. After this he collected some great shots and won this game and the match as well.

Also read: India U17 basketball team creates history by qualifying for the FIBA ​​U18 World Cup 2023

Srikanth will face a tough challenge in the second round as well. He will take on Singapore's 2021 world champion Loh Kean Yew.

Badminton News Bwf Kidambi Srikanth