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French Open: Chirag Shetty, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy enter final

ANI
Published : Oct 27, 2019, 12:19 pm IST
Updated : Oct 27, 2019, 12:19 pm IST

The duo defeated Japan's Hiroyuki Endo and Yuta Watanabe 21-11, 25-23 in the semi-finals.

Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy advanced to the finals of the ongoing French Open. (Photo:Twitter)
 Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy advanced to the finals of the ongoing French Open. (Photo:Twitter)

Paris: Indian men's doubles pair Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy on Saturday advanced to the finals of the ongoing French Open here in Paris.

The duo defeated Japan's Hiroyuki Endo and Yuta Watanabe 21-11, 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 French Open after 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 French Open too 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 Kashyap was also knocked out after facing a defeat against Hong Kong's NG Ka Long Angus 11-21, 9-21 in his first-round match.

Tags: french open, chirag shetty, satwiksairaj rankireddy
Location: France, Île-de-France, Paris