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The only positive against Denmark was the victory of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy in the men's doubles. This was India's first quarterfinal appearance in the competition after 2010.
Competing without top stars like Olympic medallist P V Sindhu and hampered by the injury-forced ouster of Saina Nehwal, the Indian women were outplayed by their Japanese opponents.
Only the doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty could manage a win in the men's team championship.
India defeated Tahiti 5-0. The last time Indian men's team qualified for the Thomas Cup final was in 2010. They had lost to Indonesia back then.
India has twice (2014, New Delhi and 2016, Kunshan) reached the semifinals of the tournament.
Kidambi Srikanth started the onslaught with a win over Joran Kweekel before Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty sailed past Ruben Jille-Ties van der Lecq in men's doubles.
Malvika Bansod ensured that India quickly recovers from the opening game reversal as she dished out a dominating 21-13 21-15 win over former world No. 20 Beatriz Corrales.
After the heartbreak of missing out on the Tokyo Olympics qualification, Saina Nehwal sets her sights on Paris 2024.
With their stars missing and senior players out of form, India cut a sorry figure at the Sudirman Cup mixed team championships in Vantaa, Finland.