India’s top-ranked males’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty progressed to the quarterfinals of the Malaysia Open Tremendous 1000 occasion in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday.
Seventh seeds Satwik and Chirag beat the Indonesian duo of Muhammad Fikri and Bagas Maulana 21-19, 20-22 in 49 minutes and can subsequent face the Chinese language pair of Liu Yu Chen and Ou Xuan Yi within the last-eight fixture on Friday.
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Fikri and Maulana lead 16-11 within the first recreation and 20-16 within the second however failed to shut it on each events. It was their third loss in three matches towards Satwik and Chirag.
The Indian duo, ranked fifth on the planet, had a memorable 2022 season wherein they received the India Open, Thomas Cup, Commonwealth Video games gold medal, World Championships bronze medal and French Open.
Earlier within the day, HS Prannoy additionally sealed a spot within the quarterfinals as he beat Indonesia’s Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo 21-9, 15-21, 21-16 in a gruelling contest that went on for an hour and 4 minutes. Nevertheless, Commonwealth Video games bronze medallists Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand misplaced 13-21, 21-15, 17-21 to Bulgaria’s Gabriela Stoeva and Stefani Stoeva in ladies’s doubles. pre-quarterfinals.