Swiss Open: Kidambi Srikanth, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty enter semi-finals

Former World No 1 Srikanth, who had last made it to semis at the Hong Kong Super 500 in November, 2019, will clash with top seed and world no. 2 Viktor Axelsen of Denmark.

Press Trust of India March 06, 2021 11:54:38 IST
Swiss Open: Kidambi Srikanth, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty enter semi-finals

File image of Kidambi Srikanth. AFP

Basel: Former champion Kidambi Srikanth advanced to the men's singles semi-finals of the Swiss Open after a straight game win over sixth seed Kantaphon Wangcharoen of Thailand.

World No 10 Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty also entered the semi-finals of the super 300 event, continuing their good run following a last four finish at Toyota Thailand Open in January.

Fourth seed Srikanth beat Wangcharoen 21-19 21-15 in 44 minutes, while second seeds Satwik and Chirag saw off fifth seeds Ong Yew Sin and Teo Ee Yi 12-21 21-19 21-12 in the men's doubles competition on Friday night.

Former World No 1 Srikanth, who had last made it to semis at the Hong Kong Super 500 in November, 2019, will clash with top seed and world no. 2 Viktor Axelsen of Denmark.

It will be the first clash between the two since their meeting at the 2019 India Open in March.

Satwik and Chirag will face sixth seeded Danish pair of Kim Astrup and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen.

Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu will take on fourth seed Mia Blichfeldt of Denmark for a place in the final.

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