Swiss Open: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Chirag Shetty Enter Men's Doubles Semis
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty will face sixth seeded Danish pair of Kim Astrup and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen in the semi-final of Swiss Open.
- Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty reached semis of Swiss Open
- Rankireddy, Shetty will face Kim Astrup-Anders Skaarup Rasmussen in semis
- Kidambi Srikanth and PV Sindhu also entered the semi-finals on Friday
Former champion Kidambi Srikanthadvanced to the men's singles semifinals of the Swiss Open after a straight game win over sixth seed Kantaphon Wangcharoen of Thailand here. World no. 10 Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty also entered the semifinals of the super 300 event, continuing their good run following a last four finish at Toyota Thailand Open in January. Fourth seed Srikanth beat Wangcharoen 21-19 21-15 in 44 minutes, while second seeds Satwik and Chirag saw off fifth seeds Ong Yew Sin and Teo Ee Yi 12-21 21-19 21-12 in the men's doubles competition on Friday night.
Former world no. 1 Srikanth, who had last made it to semis at the Hong Kong Super 500 in November, 2019, will clash with top seed and world no. 2 Viktor Axelsen of Denmark.
It will be the first clash between the two since their meeting at the 2019 India Open in March.
Satwik and Chirag will face sixth seeded Danish pair of Kim Astrup and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen.
Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu will take on fourth seed Mia Blichfeldt of Denmark for a place in the final.