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Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty Enter Second Spherical At Korea Open



Star Indian males’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty stormed into the second spherical with a straight-game win over Thailand’s Supak Jomkoh and Kittinupong Kedren within the Korea Open Tremendous 500 event in Yeosu on Tuesday. The world quantity 3 pair beat Jomkoh and Kedren 21-16 21-14 within the spherical of 32 to arrange a conflict with China’s He Ji Ting and Zhou Hao Dong within the subsequent spherical.

World quantity 27 MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila, nonetheless, could not full the match after the previous suffered from a again challenge and retired halfway within the opening recreation whereas lagging 5-6 in opposition to eighth seeded Chinese language Liu Yu Chen and Ou Xuan Yi of their opening spherical.

“I felt a ache in my again through the rallies. I utilized spray for ache aid however I wasn’t feeling snug, so we determined to tug out. The physio mentioned it appears to be like like a again spasm and should not be high-quality inside a number of days. I can be travelling to Japan. So lets see. Hopefully I can be okay,” Arjun advised PTI.

India’s Harshit Aggarwal additionally could not attain the primary draw after dropping to Korea’s Choi Pyeong Gang 15-21 21-10 10-21 in his second qualification match. He had overwhelmed Tan Jia Jie of Malaysia in his opening match.

One other Indian, Shashwat Dalal additionally went down in his first spherical, dropping 14-21 17-21 to Jeong Min Seon of Korea, whereas Meiraba Maisnam withdrew from the qualifiers.

Taking part in their first event since profitable the Indonesia Open Tremendous 1000 final month, Satwik and Chirag dished out a compact recreation as they opened up a 4-1 lead and saved transferring forward to seize a 11-6 lead on the interval.

The Indian duo did not give a lot likelihood to its opponent and from 18-15, took the remaining factors to seize a 1-0 lead.

After the change of sides, the Thai gamers gave a superb account of themselves as they managed to guide 9-4. Nevertheless, Satwik and Chirag quickly scripted a fightback to leap to 15-11 and held their fort because the Thai mixture crumbled.

Olympic medallist PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy can be among the many Indian contenders this week.

Matters talked about on this article

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy Chirag Shetty Badminton

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