New Delhi: It was heartbreak for India as Japan entered the final of the Uber Cup here on Saturday evening. India blew a 2-0 lead as Japan bounced back to force the fifth and final Rubber in front of a partisan Siri Fort crowd. Japan will play China in the title round.
The hosts fielded Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu in the deciding doubles but India's best shuttlers, who rarely play doubles at the international level, expectedly failed as a team against the Japanese pair of Miyuki Maeda and Reika Kakiiwa. Saina and Sindhu lost 14-21, 11-21 in just 39 minutes.