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Manu Attri-B Sumeeth Reddy beat Japanese pair to enter US Open finals in New York

New York: Indian men's doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy reached the finals but it was curtains for B Sai Praneeth and women's doubles combo of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa at the US Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament yesterday.

India's men's doubles badminton team of B Sumeet Reddy (left ) and Manu Attri
India's men's doubles badminton team of B Sumeet Reddy (left ) and Manu Attri 

The world number 26 Indian pair defeated fourth seeds Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda of Japan 21-17 21-17 in a 34-minute match to set up a summit clash with Chinese combo of Junhui Li and Yuchen Liu.

Praneeth out
India's men's singles shuttler B Sai Praneeth, however, lost to former World No. 1 and two-time Olympic silver medallist Lee Chong Wei of Malaysian in the semi-finals. The 22-year-old from Andhra Pradesh lost 9-21 17-21 to Chong Wei in a 34-minute clash.

Commonwealth Games silver medallists Jwala and Ashwini, seeded fourth, also suffered a defeat at the hands of Japanese pair of Ayane Kurihara and Naru Shinoya 17-21 11-21 to bow out of the tournament.

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