Badminton: Srikanth joins Ajay Jayaram at quarters of Swiss Open
Basel: Top seed K Srikanth survived a scare before prevailing over Denmark's Emil Holst in a three-game match to reach the quarter-finals of the USD 120,000 Swiss Grand Prix Gold badminton championship.
The World No. 4 Indian recovered from a one-game deficit to see off Holst, ranked 57th in the world, 14-21 21-15 21-18 in a battle that lasted one hour and seven minutes at the St Jakobshalle stadium here last night.
The 22-year-old from Andra Pradesh will next take on eighth seeded Japanese Takuma Ueda.
Srikanth, thus, joined Ajay Jayaram in the quarter-finals and will play their respective matches later in the day.
It was curtains for 12th seed B Sai Praneeth after the Indian went down to seventh seed Hsu Jen Hao of Chinese Taipei 18-21 12-21 in another pre-quarter-final match.