Highlights, French Open 2018 results: India's Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty ousted in semi-finals

Catch the live score and updates of the French Open 2018 semi-final match between Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty and Kevin Sanjaya and Marcus Gideon.

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Highlights, French Open 2018 results: India's Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty ousted in semi-finals

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Oct 27, 2018 - 22:21 (IST)

Despite putting up a spirited performance in the second game, the Indian men's doubles duo Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty tasted defeat against World No 1 pair Kevin Sanjaya and Marcus Gideon. The Indonesian pair were too good for the young Indian duo as their unrelenting gameplay smothered their opponent. And that brings the end to India's campaign at the French Open. 

That's it from us. Hope you liked our coverage. We'll be back to cover the next tournament. See you later. 
 

Oct 27, 2018 - 22:17 (IST)

Oct 27, 2018 - 22:13 (IST)

Kevin and Marcus enter final

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty go down fighting after losing to top-seeded Indonesian pair Kevin Sanjaya and Marcus Gideon 12-21, 24-26

Oct 27, 2018 - 22:08 (IST)

22-22! 

This is a great exhibition of mind-blowing badminton by both the pairs. The forehand drives by Kevin is just a treat to watch. Not to forget, Chirag has been resilient at the net. He's covered it with elan. 

It's 23-23. A see-saw battle, really.  

Oct 27, 2018 - 22:06 (IST)

21-21! WHAT. IS. HAPPENING

So many quick rallies with a lot of trickery from all four shuttlers on the court. Satwik and Chirag have targeted the backcourt, while Kevin and Marcus have unsettled the Indians with their fast-paced exchanges at the net.  

Oct 27, 2018 - 22:04 (IST)

19-19! End-to-end stuff

That shot was very well placed by Kevin Sanjaya from the backcourt. Chirag was taken by surprise there. 

Make that 20-20. Two quick points for both the pairs. This is turning out to be a great attacking battle. 

Oct 27, 2018 - 22:02 (IST)

17-17! It's a tight affair in the second game 

Both pairs are doing everything they can to attack from all corners. Things are getting interesting now

Oct 27, 2018 - 21:56 (IST)

14-12! Marcus fails to defend Chirag's jump smash as his shot hits the net. That's another error in the second game. The Indian duo has managed to generate enough pace and power to play a mix of deceptive strokes too. 

Oct 27, 2018 - 21:53 (IST)

Oct 27, 2018 - 21:50 (IST)

9-7! Satwik and Chirag have finally found the rhythm. They're not making the same kind of mistakes as they did in the opening game. They maintain the two-point lead over the Indonesians. 

Quarter-finals wrap: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty stormed into the semi-finals, defeating their compatriot Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy 21-17, 21-11. The young duo will face the top-seeded pair of Marcus Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya on Saturday.

Earlier, Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal crashed out of the Denmark Open as she lost to World No 1 Tai Tzu Ying in the quarter-final match.

The 28-year-old Hyderabadi shuttler lost to her opponent in straight games 20-22, 11-21 in just 36 minutes.

Saina's poor run against Ying continued as she never looked in the contention right from the start but towards the end of the first game Saina bounced back but could not finish.

The second game saw Ying overpowering Saina. It was a cakewalk for the World No. 1 as she outmuscled Saina with ease to enter the semi-final.

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