Kuala Lumpur: In badminton, India’s men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty entered the semifinals of the Malaysia Open. The Indian duo defeated Liu Yu Chen and Ou Xuan Yi of China by ‘17-21, 22-20, 21-9’ in the quarterfinals.
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty will face World No. 17 Lian Wei Keng and Wang Chang of China in the semi-final. The Chinese pair defeated 7th seeds Kim Astrup and Anders Rasmussen in the quarterfinals.
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Earlier, Indian ace shuttler H.S Prannoy bowed out of the men’s singles after losing ‘16-21, 21-19, 10-21’ to Japan’s Kodai Naraoka in the quarterfinal . In the women’s singles, PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal crashed out of the Malaysia Open in the first round.
Sat-Chi into the Semi-Finals. ??
What a performance. ??
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