In the Denmark open 2020, Chou Tien Chen, world No:2 has won the challenge posed by Kidambi srikanth and entered Semi-finals. Srikanth lost 22-20, 13-21, 16-21 in 62 minutes. The former World No: 1 exit from the Denmanrk open 2020 after a loss with the current World No: 2.
Srikanth’s coach Gopichand though felt happy with Srikanth’s speed, movement and attack; if the shot selection was better the results could have improvised. Coach said, “I thought, even when he had the winning shot, he was maybe a bit predictable. The finishes at the net especially were predictable. That’s something he could probably work on”. The coach extended in the second set Srikanth could have put pressure, but the consecutive errors favored opponent. He was happy with Srikanth’s progress but insist to be better to beat World No 1, 2, 3 rank holders.
The score and the length of the games say it was one of the best game played by Srikanth in recent times. In all five sets in 2 Rounds and the opener is Quarterfinals Srikanth has won well showcased his potential to play the best in future. With Srikanth’s exit from Quarter finals, Lakshya Sen, 19, raising star exit from Round 2 and the remaining players like Ajay Jayaraman, Subhankar Dey exit in Round 1 Denmark Open proceeds to Semi-finals with no Indian Players. The tournament has started with no Indian women players as Saina and Sindhu has withdrawn.