Indian youngsters storm ahead in Yonex French Open 2017

Fast-rising Indian youngsters Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty claimed their biggest scalps yet, downing 6th seed Danish team Mads Conrad-Petersen and Mads Pieler Kolding last evening at the Yonex French Open 2017.The result was not satisfactory for the Rio Olympics Gold medalist which included the exit of Carolina Marin and Chen Long in Singles event from French Open.

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty

Men’s Doubles partner Rankireddy and Shetty, despite flirting with thoughts of defeat, nudged the tape ahead of their higher-ranked opponents to enter the quarter-finals. With an 18-11 lead in the third set the Indians started to get nervous, allowing the Danish player to inch closer and level at 19, before Shetty poached at the net for the crucial point to make it 20-19. An uncharacteristically wayward shot from Conrad-Petersen blew the Danish’s hopes and the Indians collapsed to the floor in relief and joy.

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