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Indonesia Open: Satwik-Chirag, Srikanth, Prannoy Enter Quarterfinals; Sindhu, Rajawat Crash Out

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The Birmingham Commonwealth Games champion and world No. 5 men’s doubles pair, Satwiksairaj Ranikreddy and Chirag Shetty (Satwik-Chirag), comfortably defeated China’s He Ji Ting and Zhou Hao Dong with a score of 21-17, 21-15 in just 46 minutes at the Indonesia Open on Thursday. The Satwik-Chirag duo will now face top-seeded Fajar Alfian and Muhammad Rian Ardianto in the quarterfinals.

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Meanwhile, Indian stalwarts Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy cruised into the men’s singles quarterfinals with straight-game victories. Srikanth showcased his experience by defeating Lakshya Sen in an intense all-Indian second-round encounter, with a score of 21-17, 22-20 in 45 minutes. Prannoy, seeded seventh, outplayed Angus Ng Ka Long from Hong Kong with a score of 21-18, 21-16 in a swift 43 minutes.

However, the tournament came to an early end for double Olympic medalist PV Sindhu, as she suffered a defeat in the women’s singles second-round match against her long-standing nemesis, Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei. The scoreline settled at 21-18, 21-16 in favor of Tai Tzu, who has now expanded her commanding head-to-head record over Sindhu to 19-5.

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Meanwhile, rising Indian badminton talent Priyanshu Rajawat faced Indonesian favorite Anthony Ginting. Rajawat’s campaign ended valiantly in the pre-quarters, as he succumbed to Ginting’s skill and experience in a hard-fought match lasting one hour and three minutes. The final score stood at 22-20, 15-21, 15-21 in favor of Ginting.

Despite facing a formidable opponent, Rajawat showcased his tenacity by staging a comeback from a 5-12 deficit to claim the first game.


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