Badminton Asia Championships 2023 Semi-Finals Highlights: Satwik-Chirag script history, make men’s doubles final

Khel Now

April 30 2023
Badminton Asia Championships 2023

Welcome to the live blog for the semi-finals of the Badminton Asia Championships 2023. Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty are the lone Indian pair who will be in action, but there are plenty of matches to follow.

Badminton Asia Championships 2023 Semi-Finals Matches Schedule

Court 1

WD – Yuki Fukushima/Sayaka Hirota vs Jongkolphan Kititharakul/Rawinda Prajongjai

MS – Loh Kean Yew vs Lu Guang Zu

XD – Zheng Si Wei/Huang Ya Qiong vs Goh Soon Huat/Lai Shevon Jemie

MS – Kanta Tsuneyama vs Anthony Sinisuka Ginting

MD – ONG Yew Sin/Teo Ee Yi vs Takuro Hoki/Yugo Kobayashi

WS – Akane Yamaguchi vs Tai Tzu Ying

MD – Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty vs Lee Yang/Wang Chi-Lin

Court 2

WD – Mayu Matsumoto/Wakana Nagahara vs Baek Ha Na/Lee So Hee

XD – Dejan Ferdinansyah/Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja vs Jiang Zhen Bang/Wei Ya Xin

WS – Chen Yu Fei vs An Se Young

Quarter-Finals Summary

Day 4, which is the quarter-finals stage, was a disappointing day for India at the Badminton Asia Championships 2023. Two-time Olympics medallist PV Sindhu crashed out, while HS Prannoy retired while trailing in his men’s singles QFs clash.

Satwik-Chirag were the only Indian pair to advance into the semis, in the process they also secured themselves a medal at BAC 2023 and scripted history by becoming the first Indian men’s doubles pair since Dipu Ghosh and Raman Ghosh in 1971. The pair face Chinese Taipei’s Lee Yang/Wang Chi Lin for a place in the final.

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Sindhu crashed out 21-18, 5-21, 9-21. She won the first game but failed to capitalise on the advantage and was played out of the park completely in the final two games. Her defeat to An Se Young means Sindhu now has a 0-6 head-to-head record against the Korean.

Prannoy was trailing 11-21, and 9-13 when he retired out due to injury. He had lost the first game and was heading towards an exit before calling it close.

Earlier in the day, India’s mixed doubles pair Rohan Kapoor and N Sikki Reddy, who progressed into the quarters from the qualifiers, battled hard before going down in three sets against Indonesian opponents Dejan Ferdinansyah and Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja. The Indian duo lost 18-21, 21-19, 15-21 in an hour and five minutes.

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