Satwik-Chirag pair pulls out of India Open attributable to damage


India’s star males’s doubles pairing of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty has pulled out of the India Open after the previous pulled up a groin pressure, in line with preliminary experiences. The duo was scheduled to tackle China’s Yu Chen Liu and Xuan Yi Ou within the second spherical of the event on the KD Jadhav Indoor Corridor in New Delhi. Satwik-Chirag had earlier registered a straight-game win over Scotland’s Grimley twins within the first spherical of the event, beating them 21-13, 21-15.

“India’s top men’s doubles pair #SatChi has unfortunately pulled out of the tournament due to an injury. A sad moment for all of us!” the BAI tweeted on Thursday.

With the duo pulling out of the competitors, Lakshya Sen (males’s singles) and Saina Nehwal (ladies’s singles) stay main title challengers on the India Open. Krishna Prasad Garaga and Vishnu Goud Panjala are one other Indian males’s pair nonetheless in fray; they’ll meet Liang Weiking and Wang Chang of China within the second spherical later as we speak. Their draw is considerably troublesome, nonetheless; even when the duo wins as we speak, they’ll tackle Indonesia’s famed ‘minions’ — Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo.

Earlier on Day 3, the minions had defeated Chinese language pair of X Ren and Qiang Tang in a three-game thriller.

Among the many Indian contingent, Lakshya faces Rasmus Genke of Denmark, whereas Saina Nehwal takes on Chen Yu Fei of China of their second rounds respectively.

On Day 2, Indian followers had confronted one other heartbreak when Kidambi Srikanth was knocked out within the first spherical by World No.1 Viktor Axelsen in straight video games. The Danish star had cruised to a 21-14 win within the first recreation however Srikanth made a brillant comeback within the second, taking a 14-6 lead at one level. Nevertheless, a sequence of unforced errors ultimately price Srikanth, because the Indian bowed out of the event. Earlier on Day 1, HS Prannoy had additionally confronted a straight-game defeat to compatriot Lakshya.


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