Basel: In badminton, India’s men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty entered the quarter-finals of Swiss Open Super 300 badminton championship in Basel. The second-seeded Indian pair defeated Fang-Chih Lee and Fang-Jen Lee of Taiwan by ‘12-21, 21-17 28-26’. The world No. 6 Indian duo will next face Danish pair of Jeppe Bay and Lasse Molhede later on Friday.
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Earlier, double Olympic medallist PV Sindhu failed to defend her title as she was defeated by unseeded Putri Kusuma Wardani of Indonesia. World no.9 Sindhu, seeded fourth lost by ‘15-21, 21-12, 18-21 by the 38th ranked Wardani. Earlier on Thursday, world No. 9 and fifth seed H S Prannoy lost to unseeded Christo Popov of France.
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