The men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty kept alive India’s challenge at the China Open by progressing to the semi-finals of the BWF World Tour Super 750 event here.
The first game of Friday’s quarter-final went down to the wire, with Satwik and Chirag upping their ante to get past the third-seeded Chinese pair. The second game followed a similar pattern. Both combinations matched each other stroke for stroke to be tied at 15-15.
But this was when the Indian pair of Satwik and Chirag changed gears, pocketing six straight points to seal the tie and a place in the last four round of the event.