China Open Highlights: Chirag Shetty-Satwiksairaj Rankireddy Knocked Out In Semis

Updated:09 November 2019 17:02 IST

China Open Semi Final Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Chirag Shetty Highlights: The Indian men's doubles pair had won the Thailand Open 2019.

China Open Highlights: Chirag Shetty-Satwiksairaj Rankireddy Knocked Out In Semis
China Open Semi Final Highlights: Chirag Shetty-Satwiksairaj Rankireddy had a fine run in 2019. © AFP

Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy bowed out of the China Open 2019 semi-finals after losing 16-21, 20-22 to the World No.1 pairing of Marcus Fernaldi Gideon-Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo from Indonesia. The Indian pair put up a strong fight, especially in the second game, but it was not enough against the top-seeded duo. Chirag Shetty-Satwiksairaj Rankireddy beat the Chinese pair of Li Junhui-Liu Yu Chen 21-19, 21-15 to enter men's doubles semi-finals of the China Open on Friday. The pair of Chirag Shetty-Satwiksairaj Rankireddy had earlier lost the final of French Open 2019 to Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo.

Badminton Highlights: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Chirag Shetty China Open Semi Final in Fuzhou

  • 16:15 (IST)Nov 09, 2019

    That will be all from us

    Thank you for joining us for our live coverage of the men's doubles semi-final in the China Open. We hope to see you soon.

    Thank you and goodbye!
  • 16:13 (IST)Nov 09, 2019

    End of the road for Satwiksairaj and Chirag

    The pair punched above their weight to get to the semi-finals and will be impressed with yet another good tournament, but there will be no finals for them this time. They fought hard against the top-seeded pair and showed heart, but in the end, it wasn't to be
  • 16:11 (IST)Nov 09, 2019

    Marcus Fernaldi Gideon-Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo win the match!

    The top seeded pair knock out Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty with a 21-16, 22-20 win and will play the final on Sunday
  • 16:10 (IST)Nov 09, 2019

    Second match point for Marcus Fernaldi Gideon-Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo

    21-20 now
  • 16:10 (IST)Nov 09, 2019

    20-20!

    The Indian duo are not done yet!
  • 16:09 (IST)Nov 09, 2019

    Match point!

    A long rally ends up with Rankireddy hitting it in the nets and now it is match point!
  • 16:09 (IST)Nov 09, 2019

    Match point!

    A long rally ends up with Rankireddy hitting it in the nets and now it is match point!
  • 16:09 (IST)Nov 09, 2019

    19-19

    This is just too close!
  • 16:08 (IST)Nov 09, 2019

    19-18 to Marcus Fernaldi Gideon-Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo now

    The Indonesian pair are now just two points from the final!
  • 16:08 (IST)Nov 09, 2019

    18-18

    And the Indonesian pair have pulled level again!
  • 16:07 (IST)Nov 09, 2019

    18-16 now

    Gideon hits it out and the Indian pair take the point
  • 16:06 (IST)Nov 09, 2019

    17-15 now

    The Indian pair are inching closer towards taking the second game.
  • 16:05 (IST)Nov 09, 2019

    16-14 to Satwiksairaj-Chirag

    This is a good time in the game to take a 2-point lead
  • 16:03 (IST)Nov 09, 2019

    It's neck-to-neck!

    The score reads 13-13 in the second game
  • 16:00 (IST)Nov 09, 2019

    11-10 to Marcus Fernaldi Gideon-Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo

    The Indonesian pair take the advantage into the mid-break
  • 15:59 (IST)Nov 09, 2019

    10-10

    And we're level again
  • 15:59 (IST)Nov 09, 2019

    What a rally!

    A fantastic rally, which saw Rankireddy just keeping it alive, ends in a point for the Indian pair. 10-8
  • 15:58 (IST)Nov 09, 2019

    9-8

    Good smash from Chirag Shetty!
  • 15:57 (IST)Nov 09, 2019

    8-8

    No team is giving way
  • 15:57 (IST)Nov 09, 2019

    Excellent serve!

    A smart serve y Chirag Shetty gives them an 8-6 lead
  • 15:55 (IST)Nov 09, 2019

    Even contest in the second game so far!

    The two teams keep drawing level with each other in what has been a fairly even contest in the second game so far
  • 15:53 (IST)Nov 09, 2019

    4-3 to Satwiksairaj-Chirag

    The Indian duo make it 4-3 after the Indonesian pair clawed it back to 3-3
  • 15:53 (IST)Nov 09, 2019

    3-2

    Gideon and Sukamuljo win a point after an enthralling rally to make it 3-2
  • 15:50 (IST)Nov 09, 2019

    2-0

    A backhand from Shetty wins a point for him and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy
  • 15:49 (IST)Nov 09, 2019

    Satwiksairaj and Chirag take the first point

    The Indian duo make a winning start in the second game, like they did in the first
  • 15:47 (IST)Nov 09, 2019

    Marcus Fernaldi Gideon-Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo win the first game 21-16

    The Indian duo started off well, but the Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo showed why they are the top seeded pair!
  • 15:46 (IST)Nov 09, 2019

    They'll have to wait

    The Indian duo claw back a point
  • 15:46 (IST)Nov 09, 2019

    Game point for Marcus Fernaldi Gideon-Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo

    The score stands at 20-15
  • 15:45 (IST)Nov 09, 2019

    17-15

    Chirag Shetty finishes an excellent rally with a shot through the middle that wins his team the point
  • 15:44 (IST)Nov 09, 2019

    16-13

    Chirag Shetty hits a series of smashes and finally wins the point!
  • 15:42 (IST)Nov 09, 2019

    14-11

    Chirag and Satwiksairaj pull back two points to make it 14-11
  • 15:41 (IST)Nov 09, 2019

    Marcus Fernaldi Gideon-Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo taking it away!

    The Indonesian pair have opened up a 5-point lead as they look to take the first game
  • 15:38 (IST)Nov 09, 2019

    10-9!

    Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty break a streak of points won by the Indonesian pair to make it 10-9
  • 15:37 (IST)Nov 09, 2019

    9-7 to Marcus Fernaldi Gideon-Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo

    The top seeded pair are starting to dominate now, having won five straight points
  • 15:37 (IST)Nov 09, 2019

    7-7 now!

    Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo claw it back to cancel the Indian duo's advantage
  • 15:35 (IST)Nov 09, 2019

    7-4!

    The Indian duo extend their advantage!
  • 15:35 (IST)Nov 09, 2019

    6-4 to Satwiksairaj-Chirag Shetty

    A quickfire rally ends with the Indian team winning back their 2-point lead
  • 15:33 (IST)Nov 09, 2019

    4-2 to Rankireddy-Shetty

    The Indian duo maintain their advantage after the first few points
  • 15:32 (IST)Nov 09, 2019

    Satwiksairaj-Chirag take the first point!

    The Indian duo have the first point after a long rally
  • 15:31 (IST)Nov 09, 2019

    We are about to begin!

    Marcus Fernaldi Gideon-Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo will serve first
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