Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty’s doubles duo entered the China Open Badminton Quarterfinals and have a decent shot at going all the way.
In an intense second-round clash that lasted for 65 minutes, the Indian duo held on their nerves to defeat the Japanese pair of Hiroyuki Endo-Yuta Watanabe 21-18, 21-23, 21-11 at the Haixia Olympics Sports Center.
After the defeat in the finals of French open to the World no.1 duo , the Indian shuttlers will be looking to bag a title.
Their quarterfinal clash is against i Jun Hui and Liu Yu Chen of China on Friday for a place in the semi-finals. The young Indian pair has been on the rise this year and has been raking up wins consistently against the top seeds in the world.