China Open Badminton: Satwik-Chirag pair in semi-finals


  • The Indian men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty have made it to the semi-finals of the China Open badminton tournament.
  • The Satwik-Chirag duo defeated Li Jun Hui of China in the quarter-finals played on Friday and defeated Liu Yu Chen 21-19 21-15 in straight games.
  • The match between the two pairs lasted for a total of 43 minutes.
  • The first game saw a tough fight between the two pairs.
  • At one point Satwik-Chirag led 13-10, but the Chinese pair made a comeback.
  • However, in the final moments, Indian players did not lose moderation and took the lead in the match.
  • Satwik-Chirag also fought hard against the Chinese pair in the second game and named the match to themselves.
  • In the semi-finals, the Satwik-Chirag pair will face Indonesia’s Marcus Gideon and Kevin Succamuljo.
  • The Indian duo entered the quarter-finals by beating the Japanese pair of Hiroyuki Indu and Yuta Watanabe 21-18 21-23 21-11 in a 66-minute match.


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