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Badminton Asia Championships: Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy eliminated in the third round

Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy suffered a straight games defeat at the hands of Xiaolong Liu and Zihan Qiu of Japan.

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News 23 Apr 2015, 13:21 IST
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Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy were knocked out in the third round

India suffered yet another defeat on the doubles front as the pair of Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy were eliminated in the third round of the Badminton Asia Championship to the Japanese pair of Xiaolong Liu and Zihan Qiu 21-10 21-13 in a match that lasted just 34 minutes on Thursday.

The Indian pair managed to win just 2 points on the trot in their first game as compared to the opponent’s 6 and although they won the same points consecutively as that of the Japanese pair in the second game, it still couldn't prevent them from going down in straight games.

The results in the Indian doubles has been poor from Day One, with Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa crashing out in the opening round, followed by Akshay Dewalkar and Jerry Pranaav who were eliminated yesterday.

Along with Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy, the mixed doubles pairing of Arun Vishnu and Aparna Balan also suffered an early exit earlier on today.

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