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Indonesia Masters 2018, Semi-finals: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty vs Marcus Fernaldi Gideon-Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo, Live Match Updates

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJan 27, 2018 15:45 IST

Gideon and Sukamuljo def Rankireddy and Shetty 21-14, 21-11 to enter final.


15:45 (IST)27 JAN 2018

And that's it from all of us at Sportskeeda.

It's been a day of mixed fortunes for India as Saina Nehwal won her match earlier in the day.

Thanks for staying with us. Do join us tomorrow as we bring you live coverage of Nehwal's final match.


15:41 (IST)27 JAN 2018

As for the Indians, their brilliant run ends here.

But they would surely learn a lot from this experience and take the positives out of it. This is only the start for them.

15:39 (IST)27 JAN 2018

The irrepressible World No. 1 duo marches into the final of their home tournament.

15:39 (IST)27 JAN 2018

And the top seeds have wrapped it up!

21-14, 21-11

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And they make it 19-11

15:37 (IST)27 JAN 2018

It's 18-10 for the top seeds.

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The Indians take a couple of points.

Trail 9-16

15:35 (IST)27 JAN 2018

15-6 for the top seeds.

The Indians are finding it a hurdle too high.

15:34 (IST)27 JAN 2018

Seven-point advantage for the top seeds!


15:32 (IST)27 JAN 2018

And the points are very fast now.

The top seeds inch ahead to 11-5 at the midgame break.

15:30 (IST)27 JAN 2018

The top seeds are now ahead at 7-5

15:29 (IST)27 JAN 2018

Shetty and Rankireddy continue to trail by 1 point.


15:27 (IST)27 JAN 2018

Gideon and Sukamuljo are up 3-2

15:26 (IST)27 JAN 2018

Second game

It's 1-1

15:24 (IST)27 JAN 2018

The top seeds bag the first game 21-14

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The Indians now trail 14-18

15:21 (IST)27 JAN 2018

But the top seeds assert themselves completely here.

The points are fast and furious now.

They lead 17-12

15:20 (IST)27 JAN 2018

The deficit is now reduced to 2 points.


15:19 (IST)27 JAN 2018

But Rankireddy and Shetty are not discouraged by that.

They bag 2 points and now trail 10-13

15:18 (IST)27 JAN 2018

It became a four-point gap, but the top seeds once again impose their aggressive game


15:17 (IST)27 JAN 2018

After the top seeds bagged 7 points on the trot, the Indians take a point.

Top seeds lead 12-7

15:15 (IST)27 JAN 2018

That's six points in a row for the Indonesians!!

15:15 (IST)27 JAN 2018

The top seeds are at 11-6 going into the midgame interval.

15:14 (IST)27 JAN 2018

Momentum with the top seeds now.

Up 9-6

15:13 (IST)27 JAN 2018

2 points in a row by the top seeds.

They lead 7-6

15:12 (IST)27 JAN 2018

And the Indians are into the lead for the first time.


15:12 (IST)27 JAN 2018

The Indians never letting the top seeds build a big lead.


15:11 (IST)27 JAN 2018

But the young Indians fight back and level it.


15:10 (IST)27 JAN 2018

The top seeds have broken away to a 4-2 lead

15:09 (IST)27 JAN 2018

And we are all level here.


15:09 (IST)27 JAN 2018

First point to the World No. 1 pair.

15:05 (IST)27 JAN 2018

Good afternoon. The players are on Court. The match is about to begin.

12:39 (IST)27 JAN 2018

After upsetting fourth seeds Mads Conrad-Petersen and Mads Pieler Kolding of Denmark in the quarter-finals, Indian pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty will now face the top seeds and World No. 1 pair of Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo of Indonesia for a place in the final.

The World No. 32 pair showed tremendous grit and resilience to pull off a 23-21, 15-21, 21-19 win over the Danes in 1 hour 6 minutes.
The Indian youngsters have been a revelation in this tournament as the quarter-final victory was their third consecutive top-20 win at the Indonesia Masters.

They started off with an effortless 21-15, 21-17 win over the eighth seeds and World No. 10 pair of Takuto Inoue and Yuki Kaneko.
In the second round, they were just as impressive and registered a 21-17, 21-16 win over the 17th ranked team of Liao Min Chun and Su Ching Heng.

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