Satwik-Chirag pair did wonders in Swiss Open, entered the final with a bang
Star players did not show strength
Earlier, star players like PV Sindhu, two-time medal winner in the Olympics, were ruled out of the tournament. Sindhu bowed out in the second round after going down in a thrilling three-game match to unseeded Indonesian daughter Kusuma Wardani in the match played on Saturday.
With this defeat, Sindhu’s dream of defending her title in the Swiss Open Super 300 badminton tournament also got shattered. World number nine Sindhu, seeded fourth, went down 15-21, 21-12, 18-21 to 38th-ranked Vardani.
Earlier on Thursday, world number nine and fifth seed HS Prannoy crashed out in the second round after going down in straight games to unseeded Christo Popov of France 8-21, 8-21. Another Indian player Kidambi Srikanth went down 22-20, 21-17 to Cheuk Yiu Lee of Hong Kong. National champion Mithun Manjunath also crashed out in the second round after losing 19-21 10-21 to Chia Hao Li of Chinese Taipei.