The first set may have been close but the second was a one-sided affair as Indian shuttlers Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy finished their Rio Olympics campaign on a winning note. They beat 8th-ranked Japanese pair of Kenichi Hayakawa and Hiroyuki Endo. They won in straight sets 23-21 21-10 in their Group D match on Saturday, 13 August.
In the first set, the Indian duo started on a good note, racing to a 8-1 lead. The Japanes eclawed their way back, winning the next 8 out of 9 poiints. They were leading 9-11. It then became
13-17 but the Indians slowly but surely started taking points off and clinched the game 23-21.
The second set was a done and dusted affair. Attri and Reddy never gave up from the get go, put pressure on their opponents and won 21-10. The two shuttlers had lost their first two Group D matches to miss out on a berth in the knockout stage.