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Satwik-Chirag pair in French Open men's doubles semifinals

Seeded seventh in the Super 750 event, Rankireddy and Shetty won 21-12, 21-16 in a quarter-final match that lasted 49 minutes
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PTI   |   Paris   |   Published 29.10.22, 04:06 AM

The India men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty shocked top seeds Takuro Hoki and Yugo Kobayashi of Japan in straight games to enter the semi-finals of the French Open badminton tournament here on Friday.

Seeded seventh in the Super 750 event, Rankireddy and Shetty won 21-12, 21-16 in a quarter-final match that lasted 49 minutes. They will face the Korean pair of Choi Sol Gyu and Kim Won Ho in the semis.

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Rankireddy and Shetty are the only Indians left in the tournament.

In men’s singles, HS Prannoy and Sameer Verma suffered contrasting losses to bow out on Thursday.

Prannoy, a Thomas Cup winner, went down fighting to China’s Lu Guang Zu 19- 21, 22-20, 19-21 while Sameer lost 18-21, 11-21 to Thailand’s Kunlavut Vitidsarn in the pre-quarter finals.

Kidambi Srikanth also crashed out of the tournament after losing to Rasmus Gemke of Denmark 21-19, 12-21, 19-21 in a match that lasted one hour and 15 minutes. 

Srikanth won the first game 21-19 but was outclassed in the next two games.



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