China Open: Chirag-Rankireddy Lose In Semis

Fuzhou (China): The Indian men’s doubles pair comprising Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy bowed out of the ongoing China Open 2019 after going down in their semi-final clash here on Saturday.

The India duo went down 16-21, 20-22 to the World No.1 pairing of Marcus Fernaldi Gideon-Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo from Indonesia in the 40-minute affair.

The Indians put up a strong fight, especially in the second game. However, they couldn’t stop their opponent from clinching the match.

Earlier, Chirag Shetty-Satwiksairaj Rankireddy had defeated the Chinese pair of Li Junhui-Liu Yu Chen 21-19, 21-15 to enter the men’s doubles semis. ‘