When the team for Rio was picked, one of the surprises were the names of two shuttlers, who while being regular participants on the circuit, never quite set the Indian badminton scene ablaze.
Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy may not have shown yet that they can produce the results in the big matches, but they have surely shown that as a pair, they can get you the results.
A string of semifinal and final appearance in Grand Prix events meant that they always stayed in the Top 30 of the World rankings. consistently. And now a month ahead of Rio 2016, will compete in the final of the Canada Open in Calgary.
Top seeds in the competition they got a comparatively easier route, but they still had to go through the remainder of the draw. That they did and now they find themselves in the final of the competition, up against the home pairing of Adrian Liu and Toby Ng.
Ahead of the Olympics next month, Attri and Reddy would certainly be hoping to win this event and get some kind of momentum.
Match: Manu Attri/Sumeeth Reddy vs Adrian Liu/Toby Ng
Time: Around 2:30 A.M
Venue: Sports Centre, Calgary