Thursday , October 22 2020

Chirag Shetty, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy enter French Open finals – Times of India, The Times of India


PARIS: Indian men’s doubles pairChirag Shettyand Satwiksairaj Rankireddy on Saturday advanced to the finals of the ongoing FrenchOpenhere in Paris.

The duo defeated Japan’sHiroyuki EndoandYuta Watanabe21 – 11, 25 – 23 in the semi-finals.

The Indian pair won the first game quite comprehensively and they carried on with their winning momentum to wrap up the match in 49 minutes.

The Japanese duo provided some fight in the second game, but the Indian pair somehow managed to maintain their composure to come out on the right side of the result.

On Friday, both PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal were knocked out of the FrenchOpenafter losing their respective quarter-finals.

Sindhu was defeated by Taiwan’s Tai Tzu Ying while Nehwal lost to South Korea’s An Se Young.

On Wednesday, Kidambi Srikanth crashed out of the FrenchOpentoo after facing a first-round defeat against Taiwan’s Chou Tien Chen 21 – 15, 7 – 21, 14 – 21.

In the 55 – minute long encounter, Srikanth defeated his opponent in the first game. However, Chou made a comeback and thrashed Srikanth in the second and third games to proceed to the second round

Parupalli Kashyapwas also knocked out after facing a defeat against Hong Kong’s NG Ka Long Angus 11 – 21, 9 – 21 in his first-round match.

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