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YONEX Swiss Open 2022 : Kidambi Srikanth wins against Antonsen

| 26.3.22 |
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YONEX Swiss Open 2022 : Kidambi Srikanth

 The world number three, who last week lost in the last 16 of the YONEX All England Open 2022 to runner-up Lakshya Sen, crashed out in the quarter-finals in Basel at the hands of seventh seed Kidambi Srikanth after a grueling 79 minutes of fighting. The 19-21, 21-19 and 20-22 defeats were the Danes' first against former world number one Kidambi Srikanth since the 2017 World Championships, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) has released. 

Srikanth, who lifted the Swiss title in 2015, will meet Jonatan Christie in the next round after the Indonesian won 21-18, 16-21 and 24-22 over Frenchman Toma Junior Popov. The other semifinals will also pit India versus Indonesia following straight game wins for Anthony Sinisuka Ginting and 2016 Swiss Open champion HS Prannoy who defeated Sameer Verma and Parupalli Kashyap respectively. Longtime rivals Indonesia and Malaysia will meet each other in the men's doubles semifinals, with second seed Aaron Chia / Soh Wooi Yik taking on 2019 Swiss winners Fajar Alfian / Muhammad Rian Ardianto and Goh Sze Fei / Nur Izzuddin against young pair, Pramudya Kusumawardana / Yeremia Erich Yoche Jacob Rambitan. 

Indonesia's underdog starlet ends the seeded
Rehan Naufal Kusharjanto / Lisa Ayu Kusumawati defeated the fifth seeded mixed doubles pair, Thom Gicquel / Delphine Delrue to advance to the semifinals of their first HSBC BWF World Tour. Meanwhile, Kusumawardana/Rambitan held off two-time Swiss Open winners from Denmark, Kim Astrup and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen with 21-17, 10-21 and 21-14. 

Thai pair Jongkolphan Kititharakul and Rawinda Prajongjai advanced to their fourth consecutive Super 300 semifinal since the Spain Masters 2020 with 21-14, 21-14 wins over compatriots Benyapa and Nuntakarn Aimsaard. Pusarla Venkata Sindhu got a rematch against semifinal conqueror at the India Open in January, Supanida Katethong after beating Michelle Li of Canada 21-10, 21-19 in 36 minutes.


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