BWF World Championship Men's Singles Semifinal Schedule, Fixtures and Live Stream Details

India is assured of at least a silver as Kidambi Srikanth and Lakshya Sen will face each other in the first semi-final on Saturday.

Kidambi Srikanth in a file photo; Credit: Twitter/@srikidambi

In a historic first for Indian badminton, two men’s singles players were assured of a medal in the ongoing BWF World Championships in Huelva, Spain. Kidambi Srikanth defeated Mark Caljouw to storm into the semi-finals while Lakshya Sen had to grind out the victory against China’s Zhao Juan Peng in the quarter-final clash. India is assured of at least a silver as Srikanth and Lakshya will face each other in the first semi-final on Saturday. Meanwhile India’s HS Prannoy lost his quarter-final match against Singapore’ Loh Kean Yew.

Srikanth thrashed the Durch shuttler by 21-8, 21-7 in a contest that lasted for just 26 minutes. With this win, Srikanth confirmed his first ever World Championship medal. The former world No. 1 shuttler raced a 11-5 lead in the first mid-game interval. The seeded 12th Indian was looking sharp and closed the first game at 21-8. Srikanth continued his dominance in the second game also and finished the contest by securing the game 21-7.

Lakshya on the other hand had a tough battle against Zhao and had to dig deep to secure a place in the last 4. The 20-year-old Indian played a fearless and attacking brand of badminton to confirm his first world championship medal. Battling at court 2, Lakshya went past the Chinese shuttler by 21-15, 15-21, 22-20 in a titanic one hour and seven minutes.clash.

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Quarter Final results of BWF World Championship

Lakshya Sen beat Zhao Juan Peng: 21-15, 15-21, 22-20

Kidambi Srikanth beat Mark Caljouw: 22-20, 21-12

Anders Antonsen beat Lee Zii Jia: 12-21, 21-18, 11-1 (retired)

Loh Kean Yew beat HS Prannoy: 21-14, 21-12

Semi-Final Schedule, Fixtures

Lakshya Sen VS Kidambi Srikanth

Anders Antonsen VS Loh Kean Yew

Live Stream Details

The matches would be streamed live on BWF’s Youtube channel. The matches will start from 9 AM Madrid Time, which is 1:30 PM IST.

Star Sports 2, Star Sports 2 HD and star Sports 3 TV stations in India, as well as Disney+ Hotstar, will broadcast the BWF World Championship 2021 Live.

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