Top seed Son reaches world badminton semi-finals

Glasgow (AFP) –

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Top seed Son Wan-Ho was the first player through to the semi-finals at the World Badminton Championships in Glasgow on Friday.

The world number one from South Korea beat India's Kidambi Srikanth 21-14, 21-18 to guarantee his first world medal.

"Today I am really happy with my performance because this is my first semi-final," said Son.

"Srikanth was coming back in the second set and won seven points in a row and I was getting very nervous. I was just telling myself, 'One point at a time.'

"If I had lost the second one, who knows what might have happened?"