French Open: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty advance into quarterfinals

Paris [France] : Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty edged out another Indian duo to cruise into the quarter-finals of the men’s doubles in the ongoing French Open here at the Stade Pierre de Coubertin on Thursday.
Battling it out at Court 2, Rankireddy and Shetty defeated compatriots M R Arjun and Dhruv Kapila 15-21, 21-10, 21-9 in 58 minutes. In another late-night encounter, Sourabh Verma bowed out after losing to Japan’s Kenta Nishimoto 12-21, 9-21 in just 37 minutes. The Japenese was in control of the tie from the word go as he dominated and cruised into the next round with ease.
Earlier, India’s ace shuttler PV Sindhu defeated Danish badminton player Line Christophersen in straight sets to move into the third round of the women’s singles event by winning 21-19, 21-9.
Lakshya Sen also entered into the third round of the ongoing tournament after defeating Singapore’s Loh Kean Yew 21-17, 21-13.

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