Former world No.1 pulled off one of the biggest wins of recent times when he beat Thai eighth seed Kunlavut Vitidsarn 21-19, 21-19 in 45 minutes despite falling way behind in the contest. Srikanth fell behind 2-9 at the start before fighting back to win the first game.
PV Sindhu also entered the quarterfinals but Lakshya Sen crashed to a defeat in the Super 500 event.
This was also Srikanth’s first win over a top-10 player since beating Jonatan Christie at the Hylo Open in November 2022. He will next face Indonesian qualifier Christian Adinata in what will be the first meeting between the two.