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Highlights, Denmark Open SSP, quarter-finals, badminton results: Kidambi Srikanth enters semis; Saina Nehwal ousted

Catch the live score and updates of the quarter-finals at the Denmark Open Superseries Premier. India's Saina Nehwal, HS Prannoy and Kidambi Srikanth will be in action

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Highlights, Denmark Open SSP, quarter-finals, badminton results: Kidambi Srikanth enters semis; Saina Nehwal ousted

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Oct 21, 2017 - 01:02 (IST)

And that's it from us. A mixed day for the Indian badminton fans as Saina Nehwal and HS Prannoy suffered defeat, while Kidambi Srikanth registered a come-from-behind win to stun World No 1 Viktor Axelsen in the quarter-finals. 

Hope you enjoyed our coverage. Goodbye!

Oct 21, 2017 - 00:13 (IST)

Srikanth defeats Axelsen: 14-21, 22-20, 21-7

It was just unbelievable how Axelsen, the world champion squandered a two-point lead at 19-17 in the second game (after winning the opening game 21-14) and let Srikanth come back to snatch it. Credit goes to Srikanth for turning the game around from there. He targeted the sidelines often and forced Axelsen to hit the shuttle wide. This win is nothing but a statement from the Indian.

Oct 21, 2017 - 00:00 (IST)

17-4! Axelsen is prone to make a number of errors by hitting shots wide. Srikanth has been playing some exquisite attacking strokes. 

Oct 20, 2017 - 23:56 (IST)

Oct 20, 2017 - 23:56 (IST)

9-4! Srikanth is on a roll. Axelsen doesn't have the defence to stop the Indian at the moment. 

Oct 20, 2017 - 23:54 (IST)

6-3! That's three points on the trot for Srikanth. A powerful flat smash unsettles Axelsen on his right tramline and that is one of the areas where the Indian will look to attack. 

Oct 20, 2017 - 23:53 (IST)

3-3! The deciding game gets underway and it's the same old story again. The two won't give up easily. 

Oct 20, 2017 - 23:51 (IST)

Kidambi Srikanth takes the second game: 22-20

Axelsen squanders a two-point lead at 19-17 to end up on the losing side against Srikanth in the second game. The Indian took Axelsen by surprise and managed to snatch the lead and the game. 

Oct 20, 2017 - 23:47 (IST)

Oct 20, 2017 - 23:46 (IST)

19-19! This game is going down the wire. Srikanth wins two consecutive points to draw level. Who will take the game from here?  

Pre-quarter-final report: HS Prannoy recorded his second successive win over three-time Olympic silver medallist Lee Chong Wei, while Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth also registered contrasting wins to advance to the quarterfinals of the Denmark Open Super Series Premier.

Highlights Denmark Open SSP quarterfinals badminton results Kidambi Srikanth enters semis Saina Nehwal ousted

Saina Nehwal, HS Prannoy and Kidambi Srikanth in action. Agencies

Just four months back, Prannoy had created a flutter when he dispatched Chong Wei in straight games in the Indonesia Super Series Premier and the unseeded Indian dished out another superb performance yesterday to oust the former World No. 1 Malaysian 21-17 11-21 21-19 in a match that lasted an hour and three minutes here.

"I am happy to beat him again today. Even at this age, he is one of the best players, who can play in any conditions. I am not thinking much ahead as I have done this before but couldn't win the title so I will just look at the next match," Prannoy told reporters after the match.

World No. 8 Srikanth, who already has two super series titles at Indonesia and Australia to his name, defeated Korea's Jeon Hyeok Jin 21-13 8-21 21-18, while Saina, who won a bronze at the Glasgow World Championship, prevailed over Thailand's Nitchaon Jindapol 22-20 21-13 in women's singles pre-quarterfinals.

US Open champion Prannoy will next face Korea's top seed Son Wan Ho, Srikanth will meet current world champion Viktor Axelsen, while Saina will square off against Japans Akane Yamaguchi.

Also through to the quarters were England's Rajiv Ouseph, Hong Kong's Wong Wing Ki Vincent, Korea's Lee Hyun Il, Chinese Taipei's Chou Tien Chen.

In women's singles, top seed and world no 1 Tai Tzu Ying, Korean duo of Sung Ji Hyun and Kim Hyo Min, Japan's Sayaka Sato, China's Chen Yufei and Thailands Ratchanok Intanon also reached the last eight.

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