Hong Kong: Top seed China’s Chen Long prevented Kidambi Srikanth from becoming synonymous with ‘Chinese-killer’ by blasted past the Indian in three sets in the semifinals of the men's singles event of the USD 350,000 Hong Kong Open on Saturday. Chen Long defeated Srikanth 21-17, 19-21, 21-6 in 64 minutes.
Chen Long is on course to win the Hong Kong Open title
Chen Long who defeated K. Srikanth at the BWF World Championships in August and zoomed to a 10-3 lead early in the first set. Chen eventually moved to the game point with a mid-court smash and soon pocketed the opening game when Srikanth hit the nets again.