Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth defeated their respective counter-parts to proceed further in the Badminton World Championships on Tuesday. Nehwal defeated Aliye Demirbag 21-17, 21-8 in straight games to enter the third round where she will face Indonesian Ratchanok Intanon. On the other hand, Srikanth outclassed unseeded Nhat Nguyen in straight games to enter the third round.
Srikanth defeated the Irish 21-15, 21-16 in 37 minutes in the men’s singles match of the Badminton World Championship at Nanjing in China.
Srikanth looked the better of the two shuttlers from the onset, but the Irish showed some resilience to take a slender lead in the first game before Srikanth came from behind to close it with ease. Where as, the second game started neck-and-neck and remained the same before Srikanth converted his mid-game interval lead to go on and clinch the match.