In the absence of the injured Saina Nehwal, sixth seed Srikanth was expected to carry India's flag forward at the Hong Kong Coliseum but he fell to the Chinese World No.10.

Tian took an hour and 13 minutes to beat the World No.5 Indian, winning 21-16, 15-21, 24-22 to extend his head-to-head to a perfect 5-0.

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