- Indian pair Satwiksairaj & Chirag Shetty cause a huge upset
- World no.32 pair stunned World no.6 pair in a thriller.
- Saina Nehwal defeated PV Sindhu in “All Indian QF”
Indian duo of Satwiksairaj & Chirag Shetty continued their dream run after causing another huge upset in 3 days & this time they got the better of World no.6 pair from Denmark (Mads Pieler kolding & Mads Conrad) at Indonesia Masters 2018.
Indian young pair reached the semi-finals after defeating the fourth seeds by 21-23 21 -15 19-21 in a match that lasted an hour and six minutes.
The World No 32 Indian pair, who had beaten the Danish pair at the French Open pre-quarterfinals last year, fought back from 9-11 and 12-16 in the decider to clinch the hard- fought win.
This would be the first major semis for the Indian pair.
The road ahead will get more tough for the young pair as they face top seeds Indonesian pair of Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo next in the semi-finals.
In the last two meetings, have lost twice in straight games last year to the local combo at Sudirman Cup and Japan Open respectively.
In an “All-Indian QF” Saina Nehwal stunned World no.3 & Olympic silver medalist PV Sindhu in straight games to book her place in the semifinals of the $350,000 event.
London Olympics bronze medalist Saina who is overcoming from her ankle injury, showed her powerful game to beat Sindhu by 21-13 21-19 in the quarter-final clash.
I m happy to b(e) on the winning side against Sindhu today … It was a really tough match,” Saina tweeted after the match that lasted 37 minutes.
Saina, who has a silver and a bronze at World Championships, will next face Thailand’s Ratchanok Intanon, seeded fourth, who dumped Glasgow World Champion Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in another match.