Indian double’s pair Satwiksairaj Ranikreddy and Chirag Shetty delivered a remarkable performance at the Quarterfinals of the 2023 Indonesia Open World Tour Super 1000, stunning top seeds Fajar Alfian and Muhammad Rian Ardianto in straight games to secure a spot in the men’s doubles semifinals. The dynamic duo displayed flawless gameplay, overpowering their Indonesian opponents with a score of 21-13 21-13 in just 41 minutes.
However, Kidambi Srikanth faced a tough loss in the men’s singles quarterfinals against China’s Li Shi Feng. In a gripping match that lasted one hour and nine minutes, Srikanth fought valiantly but ultimately succumbed to Feng’s dominance, with a final score of 14-21 21-14 12-21.
Srikanth’s defeat granted Feng the opportunity to level their head-to-head record, which now stands at 1-1. Despite an early lead by Srikanth in the first game, Feng showcased superior court coverage and anticipation, capitalizing on his opponent’s mistakes near the net.
Meanwhile, HS Prannoy secured a place in the semifinals by defeating Japan’s Kodai Naraoka, the third seed. Prannoy showcased his skills with a commanding performance, triumphing over Naraoka with a score of 21-18 21-6.
Satwik and Chirag now await the outcome of the quarterfinal clash between Korea’s Min Hyuk Kang and Seung Jae Seo, and Indonesia’s Leo Rolly Carnando and Daniel Marthin.