The Indian shuttlers have enjoyed a decent run at the Indonesia Masters 2021, with PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth entering the semifinals of the women's and men's singles section respectively. Earlier in the day, Sindhu's campaign ended at the semifinal stage as she went down to Akane Yamaguchi. Srikanth also lost to third seed Anders Antonsen in his semifinal later in the day. Their defeats end India's campaign at the Indonesia Masters 2021.
Only two Indians - HS Prannoy and Saina Nehwal, have won the Indonesia Masters title in history.
- 20 Nov 2021 12:44 PM GMT
That is the end of India's campaign at the Indonesia Masters.
Line-up of finals:
MS - Kento Momota vs Anders Antonsen
MD - Gideon/Sukamuljo vs Hoki/Kobayashi
WS - An Se Young vs Akane Yamaguchi
WD - Shida/Matsuyama vs Jong/Kim
XD - Tang/Tse vs Sapsiree/Dechapol
- 20 Nov 2021 12:33 PM GMT
What a tale of losing sight of his opponent this match has been for Srikanth! Was at 11-12 in the first game before losing sight of Antonsen completely. In the second game he was tied at 4-4 before losing 8 consecutive points! There has been no way back for him.
Antonsen closes in on the final against Momota. Match point. Quite a few of them.
- 20 Nov 2021 12:29 PM GMT
And again, as the second game gathers pace, Srikanth loses sight of Antonsen. A huge difference begins to build as the Dane goes into the break, with a 7-point lead! A lot more zest in the Dane's movements now as he approaches what he thinks is the concluding part of this semifinal.
- 20 Nov 2021 12:22 PM GMT
Again, a closely contested beginning of the second game. Antonsen needed to put in a dive to retrieve one of Srikanth's smashes. Srikanth was seen in close conversation with Park Sae Tang before the second game. Could it help him get back on track?
- 20 Nov 2021 12:14 PM GMT
Srikanth gives a good fight but Antonsen uses the length of the court to move him around. Too many errors from Srikanth at the end of rallies, as the Indian looks to give in to pressure in the first game. Another error from Srikanth gifts the game to Antonsen. Can Srikanth strike back in the 2nd game?
- 20 Nov 2021 12:09 PM GMT
5 straight points to Srikanth after the break! Another intensely contested net point is now won by the Indian, who raises his hand in apology as the net deceives the Dane. What a drop shot point from Antonsen to again build a lead. And again...the Indian starts falling behind, now hits it long and Antonsen leaves.