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.