Hong Kong, Nov 14 : Ace India shuttler Kidambi Srikanth on Thursday advanced to the quarter-finals of the ongoing Hong Kong Open Super 500 badminton tournament after he registered a win over compatriot Sourabh Verma in the men's singles match.
In another men's singles contest, H.S. Prannoy crashed out as he went down to World No. 6 Jonatan Christie in straight games. Prannoy suffered a 12-21, 19-21 defeat in the 38-minute contest.
Meanwhile, Rio Olympic silver medallist P.V. Sindhu will face Thailand's Busanan Ongbamrungphan in a women's singles match later in the day while Parupalli Kashyap will take on Chou Tien-chen in a men's singles contest.
The Indian pair comprising Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa will be up against the Japanese duo of Yuta Watanabe and Arisa Higashino in the mixed doubles category.