Thailand open: Indian challenge came to an end Satwik-Ashwini go down in mixed doubles

India’s challenge came to an end after the unseeded Indian pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponappa bowed out of Thailand open Super 1000 after getting defeated by Thailand’s pair of Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai.

The final score of the match was 20-22, 21-18, 12-21. The Indian pair won the second round after being defeated in the first, but they can’t manage to hold the pace and the result went against them, and lost the final round.

Also in Men’s double Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty lose in the semi-final match of Thailand Open. The world number 10 Indian pair, which won its maiden super 500 titles in Thailand and entered the finals of the French open super 750 events in 2019, lost 18-21 18-21 to the world number nine Malayasian combination of Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik in a 35-minute match.

Satwik and Chirag couldn’t bring their best to the fore as the Malaysian were more alert on the court and also managed to diffuse any attack from the Indian pair to emerge victories.

The Indian pair had a 4-2 lead early on but the Malaysians managed to claw back and eke out a slender 11-10 lead at the break. Satwik and Chirag stayed close till 15-16 when their rivals reeled off four points on the trot to eventually close out the opening game.

 

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