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Srikanth beaten, Indian challenge ends in Malaysia Open



Kidambi Srikanth recently lost in the final of the India Open. Photo: Twitter

Kuala Lumpur: The Indian challenge came to an end in the Malaysia Open 2019 as Kidambi Srikanth lost his quarter-final match to Olympic champion Chen Long of China here on Friday.

Srikanth went down in straight games 18-21, 19-21 in the 48-minute contest.

The 26-year-old was the lone Indian left in the tournament as ace shuttlers P.V. Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and H.S. Prannoy had crashed out earlier.