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Pranaav-Sikki reach semis; Srikanth, Prannoy lose in Japan Open

Japan Open

India’s mixed doubles pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy reached the semi-finals, while the men’s singles shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy fell in the quarter-finals of the $325,000 Japan Open Superseries today.

Pranaav-Sikki got the better of South Koreans Seung Jae Seo and Kim Ha Na 21-18, 9-21, 21-19 in 58 minutes. The Indian pair will have a good chance to advance to the final as they will meet Japanese qualifiers Takuro Hoki and Sayaka Hirota tomorrow.

The performance of Pranaav and Sikki was the only positive for India on a day which saw Prannoy and Srikanth lose.

Olympic silver medallists P.V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal lost yesterday in the quarter-finals.

Srikanth lost to recently crowned world champion Viktor Axelsen of Denmark 17-21, 17-21 in 40 minutes.

Prannoy lost to Chinese second seed Shi Yuqi 15-21, 14-21 in 45 minutes.

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