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Praav-Sikki lose in Japan Open semis

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  24 Sep 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Tokyo, Sep 23: India's mixed doubles pair of Praav Jerry Chopra and N. Sikki Reddy lost in the semi-fils of the $325,000 Japan Open Superseries badminton championships here on Saturday.

The Indian pair lost 21-14, 15-21, 19-21 in 59 minutes to Japanese qualifiers Takuro Hoki and Sayaka Hirota.

Hoki-Hirota will battle Chinese pair of Wang Yilv and Huang Dongpin in the fil on Sunday.

The performance of Praav and Sikki was the only positive for India in Tokyo as Olympic silver medallists P.V. Sindhu and Sai Nehwal fell in the second round on Thursday while the likes of Kidambi Srikanth and H.S. Prannoy were defeated in the quarter-fils.

Parupalli Kashyap had failed to qualify for the main draw on Tuesday. IANS

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