All England champions Muhammad Shohibul Fikri and Bagas Maulana tripped at the first hurdle of the YONEX Swiss Open 2022 to third seeds Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty.
The Indonesians led until midway in the third game, but the Indians caught up at 13 and held their lead to take the match 17-21 21-11 21-18.
They face another young Indonesian pair, Pramudya Kusumawardana/Yeremia Erich Yoche Yacob Rambitan in the second round.
Top seeds Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan, runners-up at the All England, retired after the first game against younger compatriots Leo Rolly Carnando/Daniel Marthin.
In women’s doubles, Treesa Jolly/Gayatri Gopichand Pullela, who had caught everyone’s attention last week by making the All England semifinals, were outplayed in their opening contest by second seeds Jongkolphan Kititharakul/Rawinda Prajongjai. However, their compatriots Ashwini Ponnappa/Sikki Reddy eased into the second round, where they take on the scratch pair of Yvonne Li/Iris Wang. The qualifiers won a three-game battle over Julie Macpherson/Ciara Torrance, 21-19 15-21 21-16.
♦ Algeria’s Koceila Mammeri/Youcef Sabri Medel took the second game against fifth seeds Kim Astrup/Anders Skaarup Rasmussen before the Danes stormed back to claim the match 21-6 19-21 21-9.
♦ In men’s singles, Canada’s Brian Yang retired against Azerbaijan’s Ade Resky Dwicahyo after the second game.