Kidambi beats Lin Dan in Denmark Open; to meet fellow countryman in quarters

Defeating Lin Dan for the second time in his career, Kidambi Srikanth has cruised into the quarterfinal at the Denmark Open. Kidambi is now set to play fellow countryman Sameer Verma in the quarterfinal.

In the second round clash, world number six Srikanth beat the world number 14 from China 18-21, 21-17, 21-16.

This was the fifth meeting between Srikanth and Dan. In 2014, Srikanth had scored his maiden win over Dan in China Open.

Kidambi will now play Verma in quarterfinals, which will take place later on Friday.

Verma had defeated Jonathan Christie of Indonesia,  the 2018 Asian Games gold medallist, in his second round match.


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