Tokyo Olympics: Badminton LIVE Day 4, July 27 —Satwik/Chirag beat Ben Lane/Sean Vendy but knocked out — Updates, score, results, blog
Despite minor injuries, will Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty be able to overcome Ben Lane/Sean Vendy challenge in their final group stage match?
After displaying a spirited performance in their first match against World No. 3 Chinese Taipei pair at the Tokyo Olympics, World No. 10 Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty received a whacking from The Minions in a straight-games affair.
Now, the young Indian pair are all set to contest their final Group A play stage match at the Musashino Forest Sports Plaza as they will take on the British duo of Ben Lane and Sean Vendy, who are ranked at World No. 18 currently.
This encounter will be most important for Satwik-Chirag as they must notch a victory here to stay in the top 2 position of their Group and thereby, sail into the knockout stages of the quadrennial Games in their debut outing itself.
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- 27 July 2021 4:55 AM GMT
That's all for today. Not a great day, surely. But not all hope is lost with PV Sindhu still left.
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- 27 July 2021 4:54 AM GMT
Satwik/Chirag win 2 out of 3 matches in their group. But they finish 3rd and the top two will make QF.
Hard luck, but we're so proud!
- 27 July 2021 4:49 AM GMT
Things came unwinding all too soon for the World No. 10 badminton pair from India of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty as they discovered that they were out of medal contention even before their final Group A match started. Going up against the World No. 18 British duo of Ben Lane and Sean Vendy, Satwik-Chirag realised that their Tokyo Olympics journey will come to an end as they are no longer going to be in the Top 2 spot of their Group.
- 27 July 2021 4:46 AM GMT
Satwik Chirag wins 21-17, 21-19.
- 27 July 2021 4:44 AM GMT
The score now stands at 19-19 in second game.