Former World Number 1 Kidambi Srikanth went down to the current men’s World Number 1 Kento Momota in Birmingham

Kidambi Srikanth crashed out of the All England Championship to bring an end to the Indian challenge at the USD 1 million tournament in Birmingham on Friday. Former World Number 1 Srikanth went down 12-21, 16-21 to the current men’s World Number 1 Kento Momota.

In the first game, Momota broke off from 9-9 to grab 10 game points. Srikanth saved two before a cross-court return sealed it for the Japanese.

In the second game, Kento Momota surged ahead from 3-3 to grab an 11-4 lead at the break and then took eight match points. The Indian saved four match points before losing the match.

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