Singapore: India's rising shuttler Kidambi Srikanth went down in the men's singles semi-finals but not before giving a tough fight to Malaysian world No.1 Lee Chong Wei at the $300,000 Singapore Open Super Series here Saturday.
Despite putting up a strong showing against the top seed, the world No.25 Indian went down 19-21, 18-21 in 42 minutes at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. With the triumph, two-time Olympic silver medallist Lee has taken a 2-0 lead in career meetings over Srikanth.
The Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold winner started the last match of the day in superb fashion. It was a neck-and-neck affair as Srikanth gave a tough fight to the Malaysian in the first game. From 15-16 down, Srikanth used his brilliant smashes to good effect to take a 19-16 lead.