Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty Clinch Men’s Doubles Title at Thailand Open

Bangkok: Indian men’s doubles badminton pair Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty clinched a crucial victory at the Thailand Open Super 500 tournament ahead of the Paris Olympics. They secured the title by defeating China’s Chen Bo Yang and Liu Yi in straight games. This win marks their ninth BWF world tour title, showcasing their excellent form leading up to the Olympics.

This triumph adds to their successful season, having previously won the French Open Super 750. Despite facing setbacks in recent tournaments, including an injury to Satwik and narrow losses in the Thomas Cup campaign, they displayed resilience and dominance in Bangkok.

The match saw Satwik and Chirag controlling the pace from the start, preventing their opponents from building momentum. They took an early lead and maintained their advantage throughout the game, eventually securing the victory with confident play.

The Indian duo’s stellar performance shows their readiness for the upcoming Olympics. Their consistency and determination on the court signify their potential to compete at the highest level.

Chirag expressed his delight at returning to Bangkok, a place of significance for their career, where they won their first Super Series title in 2019. Their victory in Thailand adds to their impressive track record and serves as a confidence booster as they prepare for the Olympic Games.

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