Satwik Sirag advances to Malaysia Open men’s doubles final

kuala lumpur: Asian Games gold medalists Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty defeated the Korean pair of world champions Seo Seung-jae and Kang Min-hyuk in straight sets on Saturday to advance to the Malaysia Open Super 1000 men’s doubles final in their first tournament of the season. The company expanded to

The world No. 2 Indian duo made a remarkable comeback after falling behind in the second match, saving six game points during an eight-point burst to win 21-18, 22-20 against South Korea. I decided to waltz up to. A thrilling semi-final opponent.

Satwik and Chirag thus came close to winning their second Super 1000 title after winning their first title at the Indonesia Open in June last year.

It was the same Korean pair that the Indians defeated in the semifinals last June. Overall, Satwik and Chirag currently have a 3-1 record against world No. 1s. 3 So and Kang.

The match featured short, snappy rallies as Satwik and Chirag showed better anticipation and execution, leading 9-5 in the opener.

However, several long shots and skillful stroke play by the Indian pair helped South Korea pick up four consecutive points.

Chirag then made an extraordinary return, leaving the Koreans wondering what hit them. Another great play on net gave the Indians a two-point cushion at the break.

After jumping on several weak returns from the Indian players, Korea made it 12-13, but Satwik’s powerful smash and Chirag’s flick serve pulled them back to 17-13.

Seo aimed for a flick serve to set up a point, but missed twice, giving the Indians four game points, and the Indians wasted two of those games, with Seo scoring one point on the net.

In the second game, Seo and Kang were more cautious on defense, focused on positioning, and had more opportunities to exploit gaps. They dominated even in flat exchanges, going 9-4.

An exciting, fast-paced rally ensued, but the Korean pair managed to maintain an 11-6 lead at the interval.

Seo seemed to be the better player in the opening game, but Kang stepped up in the second game, and while the Indians seemed to be calming down a bit, the Koreans were quickly outscored 17-11. In the meantime, we had a 6 point lead.

Shirag made some errors and the Korean team quickly gained six game points, making the third game look promising, but then the story took a twist.

Satwik and Chirag showed nerves of steel as the Koreans, trailing 14-20, became too cautious and sprayed the net multiple times.

On the other hand, the Indians regained their form in the nick of time, stalling the Koreans and scoring eight consecutive points.

Satwik and Chirag were the most successful Indian athletes on this circuit last year, winning Asian Games gold medals, Asian Championships, Indonesian Super 1000, Korean Super 500 and Swiss Open Super 300 titles.

He also reached the finals of the China Masters Super 750 last November.

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