Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty suffered a heart-breaking first-round loss (17-21, 21-11, 17-21) to Muhammad Shohibul Fikri and Bagas Maulana at the China Open 2023 on Wednesday. The match lasted for 68 minutes.
Earlier, N. Sikki Reddy and Rohan Kapoor lost to Chen Tang Jie and Toh Ee Wei of Malaysia 15-21, 16-21 in their mixed doubles first-round match.
With these two pairs' exit, India's campaign at the China Open Super 1000 ended in the first round.
- 6 Sep 2023 4:48 AM GMT
With Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty losing their first-round men's doubles match, India's campaign has come to an end at the China Open. No Indians could progress to the second round.
Earlier in the morning, N. Sikki Reddy and Rohan Kapoor lost their mixed doubles match in the first round.
On Tuesday, HS Prannoy, Lakshya Sen and Priyanshu Rajawat lost their men's singles matches in the first round.
Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand in women's doubles and MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila in men's doubles also lost in the first round.