The World No.14 Indian went right down to World No.2 Chou Tien Chen 22-20, 13-21, 16-21 within the arduous fought 61-minute encounter.
Although Srikanth misplaced, he gave account of himself by executing an all-round recreation which helped him to win the primary set and combat effectively within the third. He was deft on the web and troubled the high-ranking opponent all through the match together with his highly effective smashes.
Nevertheless, he made a number of unforced errors and at occasions didn’t learn the sport of Chou within the second recreation. However the agility he displayed within the third recreation and the way he gained 5 factors from 11-18 within the third recreation will bolster his confidence.
Srikanth saved a recreation level within the first recreation (19-20) and gained it with three straight factors. At 20-20, the down the road smash he executed reminds considered one of his superb days when he clinched 4 tremendous sequence titles in 2017.
Nevertheless, he dedicated three unforced errors within the second recreation at 7-8 and allowed his opponent to get into lead. From 8-7, the skilled Chou, who reached greater than a dozen tremendous sequence finals within the final two years, raced forward and altered the complexion of the match together with his aggressive techniques.
Having misplaced the second recreation, Srikanth misplaced the momentum and conceded a giant lead (7-11) earlier than the necessary change of courts within the third. Although he labored arduous in direction of the tip of the third recreation it was too late.
The previous World No.1 will now prepare for the Asia Tour tournaments to be held in Thailand in January.