Srikanth advances, Praneeth bows out of French Open

Kidambi Srikanth trumped Hong Kong's WONG Wing Ki Vincent while Sai Praneeth lost to Japan's Kenta Nishimoto at the French Open Super Series.

India's Kidambi Srikanth trumped Hong Kong's WONG Wing Ki Vincent 21-19, 21-17.   -  AFP

India's Kidambi Srikanth trumped Hong Kong's WONG Wing Ki Vincent 21-19, 21-17  to advance to the quarterfinals of the French Open Super Series.

In a match that lasted 37 minutes, the World No. 4 cruised to victory in the first game before Wing Ki Vincent came from behind to make life difficult for the Denmark champion. However, the 24-year-old held fort to win the second game and the match.

Praneeth bows out

Meanwhile, Sai Praneeth lost to Japan's Kenta Nishimoto 13-21, 17-21 in a match that lasted a little over 40 minutes. The World No. 15 lost the first game against his lower-ranked Japanese opponent before staging a comeback in the second game, only to take his foot off the pedal again as Nishimoto; riding on 10 consecutive points to Praneeth's four, finished things off in style.