Kowloon (Hong Kong), Nov 16 (IANS) Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth lost his men’s singles quarter-final match to bow out out of the Hong Kong Open here on Friday.
The fourth seed Srikanth lost to eighth seed Kenta Nishimoto of Japan 21-17, 21-13 in straight games.
Srikanth never looked in contention as the Guntur player was struggling right from the start in a match which finished in 44 minutes.
In both the games, his opponent was better in all departments of the game.
Later in the day, Sameer Verma, who was given a walkover on Thursday, will face local player Lee Cheuk Yiu.