Shuttlers Srikanth, Manu-Sumeeth lose in Denmark Open

Odense, Oct 15 (IANS) Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth and the men’s doubles pair of Manu Atri and B. Sumeeth Reddy crashed out in the second round of the $650,000 Denmark Open Superseries Premier here on Thursday.

Fifth seed Srikanth lost against Indonesian Tommy Sugiarto 15-21, 17-21 in 39 minutes at the Odense Sports Park. With this win, world No.12 Sugiarto took a 2-1 lead in career meetings against the Guntur-born Srikanth.

World No.20 pair of Manu-Sumeeth gave a valiant fight before losing to Chinese Taipei’s Lee Sheng Mu and Tsai Chia Hsin 19-21, 22-20, 19-21 in 51 minutes.

With these losses, India’s campaign ended in the men’s competitions.

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