Dutch Open: Pranaav Chopra, Sikki Reddy advance to semis
Indian combo of Pranaav Cherry Chopra and Sikki Reddy continued their run as they reached the mixed doubles semifinals of the Dutch Open Grand Prix.
Almere: Indian combo of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Sikki Reddy continued their rampaging run as they reached the mixed doubles semifinals of the Dutch Open Grand Prix on Friday.
The fourth seeded Indian pair, who clinched two titles this year at Brazil and Russia, defeated French pair of Ronan Labar and Audrey Fontaine 21-10 10-21 21-17 in a 44-minute clash to reach the final four.
They will next take on Denmark's Soren Gravholt and Maiken Fruergaard.
However, it was a disappointing day for B Sumeeth Reddy and Meghana Jakkampudi as they lost 7-21 10-21 to seventh seeded German combo of Marvin Emil Seidel and Birgit Michels in another mixed doubles match.
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Japan fought all the way, missing some key players, but China were superior across the four contested matches on Saturday.
A struggling Kidambi Srikanth was outplayed by his world number 2 opponent and Tokyo Olympics gold medallist Viktor Axelsen, who won the first match 21-12, 21-13 in 38 minutes.