Indonesia Open 2019: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty enter second round, Ashwini Ponnappa-Sikki Reddy ousted

Indian doubles pairs had a tough time at the Indonesia Open, the men's and mixed doubles pairs moving on but the women's doubles pair bowing out

Press Trust of India July 16, 2019 22:14:18 IST
Indonesia Open 2019: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty enter second round, Ashwini Ponnappa-Sikki Reddy ousted
  • The men's doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty saw off Goh Sze Fei and Nur Izzuddin 21-19, 18-21, 21-19 in their opening match

  • Mixed doubles pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy edged past Netherlands' Robin Tabeling and Selena Piek 25-23, 16-21, 21-19

  • Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy fought hard before going down 20-22, 22-20, 20-22 to Malaysian combination of Vivian Hoo and Yap Cheng Wen

  • Top Indian shuttlers P V Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth will begin their singles campaign Wednesday

Jakarta: Indian shuttlers had a mixed day in the office at the $1,250,000 Indonesia Open with two doubles pairs entering the second round of the BWF World Tour Super 1000 tournament but one pair going down in their opening round of the women's doubles, here on Tuesday.

Indonesia Open 2019 Satwiksairaj RankireddyChirag Shetty enter second round Ashwini PonnappaSikki Reddy ousted

File photo of Chirag Shetty (L) and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy. AFP

The men's doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty saw off Goh Sze Fei and Nur Izzuddin 21-19, 18-21, 21-19 in their opening match that lasted an hour for their fourth win over the Malaysian pair.

Mixed doubles pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy also dished out an impressive performance, edging out Netherlands' Robin Tabeling and Selena Piek 25-23, 16-21, 21-19 in a match that went on for an hour and three minutes.

The Indian pair had lost to the Dutch combination at the Malaysia Masters in January. Pranaav and Sikki will next meet top seeds Zheng Si Wei and Huang Ya Qiong of China.

Commonwealth Games bronze medallists Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy fought hard before going down 20-22, 22-20, 20-22 to Malaysian combination of Vivian Hoo and Yap Cheng Wen in women's doubles.

Top Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth will begin their singles campaign on Wednesday.

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