The Indian pair dug deep to defeat the Hong Kong Fan Ka Yan and Yeung Shing Choi.© AFP
India’s N Sikki Reddy and Rohan Kapoor have dug deep to defeat Hong Kong’s Fan Ka Yan and Yeung Shing Choi to reach the mixed doubles quarterfinals at the Vietnam Open Super 100 badminton tournament on Thursday. The Indian pair won 21-10, 19-21, 21-18 in a 50-minute match.
Two other Indian mixed doubles pairs, Mauryan Kathvaran and Kushan Balashri, and Bokka Navaneeth and Priya Konjengbam, lost their respective round of 16 matches.
Tokyo Olympian B Sai Praneeth had suffered a shocking defeat at the hands of compatriot Rithvik Sanjeevi Satish Kumar in the second round of the men’s singles on Wednesday.
On Thursday, Satish left the competition with a narrow defeat to Malaysian Ong Ken Yon. The deficit was 19-21, 21-17, 21-19 in favor of the Malaysian.
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