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“Want to continuewith same momentum next week at Japan Open”: Satwik after Korea Open title win

Yeosu [Korea], July 23 (ANI): After clinching the Korea Open title, Indian shuttlers Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty expressed their intention to proceed with the identical momentumat Japan Open beginning subsequent week.

In a nail-biting three-game males’s doubles last, Satwiksairaj-Chirag defeated the world No. 1 Indonesian group of Fajar Alfian and Muhammad Rian Ardianto 17-21, 21-13, 21-14 to win the Korea Open 2023 championship on Sunday in Yeosu, South Korea.

After profitable the ultimate, Satwiksairaj stated that they’ve carried out fairly properly up to now weeks and they’ll proceed the identical momentum subsequent week at Japan Open too.

“It’s been pretty good week for us. We played some amazing badminton throughout the week here and I am happy with the performance today. We want to continue with the same momentum next week at Japan Open so we’ll go back now, rest and focus again. Thank you for all the support,” he stated. Chirag additionally expressed his pleasure after the third Super 500 title victory.

“The way we played today in the finals, didn’t start off that well but happy that we could win that second game and keep the momentum until the very end and yes, extremely happy that we could win the consecutive titles after the Indonesia Open,” Chirag added. This is the third Super 500 title of their profession to this point after Thailand Open 2019 and Yonex Sunrise India Open 2022 and the third BWF World Tour title in 2023 as properly, having beforehand gained the Swiss Open 2023 (Super 300) and Indonesia Open 2023 (Super 1000) earlier this 12 months.

Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy beat the world no. 1 Indonesian pair 17-21, 21-13, 21-14 within the males’s doubles last, clinching the Korea Open title. The Indian pair, after shedding the primary set, confirmed exceptional enchancment to down the highest seeds.

The ace Indian duo entered the ultimate with an exciting straight-game win over the world quantity two Chinese pair of Liang Wei Keng and Wang Chang on Saturday. The world quantity three Indian pair notched up a 21-15, 24-22 win over the second-seeded Chinese in a 40-minute duel on the Jinnam stadium. It was Satwik and Chirag’s first win over the Chinese pair following two earlier defeats. (ANI)