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Highlights, French Open Superseries, badminton score and result: Kidambi Srikanth enters final; PV Sindhu ousted

Catch the live scores and updates of the semi-final games at the French Open Superseries tournament as Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy and PV Sindhu will be in action.

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Highlights, French Open Superseries, badminton score and result: Kidambi Srikanth enters final; PV Sindhu ousted

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Oct 28, 2017 - 21:41 (IST)

The semi-finals day has come to an end and what a competitive day it was! Kidambi Srikanth entered his fifth Superseries finals of the year after a win over compatriot HS Prannoy in three games. PV Sindhu, on the other hand, suffered a defeat at the hands of in-form Akane Yamaguchi. Kenta Nishimoto continued his dream run and defeated Danish wonderkid Anders Antonsen in straight games. 

FINALS:

Tai Tzu Ying vs Akane Yamaguchi 
Kidambi Srikanth vs Kenta Nishimoto

Hope you enjoyed the coverage. See you tomorrow, bye! 

Oct 28, 2017 - 21:11 (IST)

Oct 28, 2017 - 20:52 (IST)

Oct 28, 2017 - 20:51 (IST)

Srikanth is into the final!

The World No 4 beats Prannoy 14-21, 21-19, 21-18 to enter yet another final of a Superseries tournament this year. Make that FIVE Superseries finals for the Guntur-born lad. Having lost the opening game, he came from behind twice to snatch the second and third games from the in-form Prannoy. Credit to Prannoy for taking India's best male shuttler to the last. 

Oct 28, 2017 - 20:46 (IST)

20-18! Match point for Srikanth as he pips Prannoy yet again to put one foot in the final. He is just a point away from entering yet another Superseries final. 

Oct 28, 2017 - 20:42 (IST)

Oct 28, 2017 - 20:39 (IST)

15-12! A three-point advantage for Prannoy, who has been brilliant at the net. It is not just about attacking in the third and final game but about keeping shots in control against World No 4. 

Oct 28, 2017 - 20:36 (IST)

Oct 28, 2017 - 20:31 (IST)

Oct 28, 2017 - 20:30 (IST)

5-4! The third and final game gets underway and Srikanth moves ahead of Prannoy. It is a great contest between two shuttlers who have known each other since the junior years. 

Quarter-finals report: India's H.S. Prannoy entered the semi-finals of the French Open Superseries after defeating South Korea's Jeon Hyeok Jin 21-16, 21, 16 in the men's singles quarter-finals on Friday.

Earlier, Rio Olympics silver medallist PV Sindhu also stormed into the semi-finals of the women's singles after beating Chinese rising star Chen Yufei in straight games 21-14, 21-14 in a match that lasted for 41 minutes.

Highlights French Open Superseries badminton score and result Kidambi Srikanth enters final PV Sindhu ousted

Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy and PV Sindhu in action. Agencies

Prannoy became the first Indian man to enter the semi-final of the event ever since it became a Superseries in 2007. He took 47 minutes to defeat the South Korean giant killer.

Prannoy will next face the winner between India's Kidambi Srikanth and China's No 4 seed, Shi Yuqi. On the other hand, this is also Sindhu's maiden last-four appearance in the tournament.

The Hyderabadi dominated the match throughout, except for a brief period in the second game, against her world No. 10 Chinese rival.

It also turned out to be a sweet revenge for the Indian star, who crashed out of last week's Denmark Open after losing to Chen in the opening round.

In the semi-finals on Saturday, Sindhu will face the winner of the match between third seed Sung Ju Hyun of South Korea and fifth seed Akane Yamaguchi of Japan. Akane had defeated another Indian Saina Nehwal in the second round.

In men's doubles, the young Indian pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty crashed out after losing 5-21, 21-17, 17-21 to world's top-ranked combo of Denmark's Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen in the quarter-finals.

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