Indian duo Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy storms into semi-finals of Australian Open
Posted on:13 May 2018 09:00:02
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13 May 2018 Current Affairs: The Indian duo of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy entered into the semi-finals of the Men’s doubles event of Australian Open 2018.
However, Sameer Verma and B Sai Praneeth bowed out of the tournament after losing their respective men's singles quarter-final matches.
Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy qualified for the semifinals after edging past compatriots Arjun MR and Shlok Ramchandran.
Manu and Sumeeth defeated Arjun MR and Shlok Ramchandran by 17-21, 21-19, 21-18 in a match that lasted for only 51 minutes.
The Indian pair will now take on top seeds Berry Angriawan and Hardianto Hardianto of Indonesia in the semi-finals.
In singles, second seed Sai Praneeth lost to Lee Cheuk Yiu by 21-23, 13-21 in a match that lasted for an hour.
Earlier in the first round, Lee Cheuk Yiu also outclassed India’s Lakshya Sen. Meanwhile, Sameer Verma lost to Lu Guangzu in straight games. Sameer went down 21-14 in the first game after Lu won six straight points after the mid-game break.
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