Thailand Open: Indian Doubles Pair Of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Chirag Shetty Cruise Into Second Round
Thailand Open: Indian men's doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty beat South Korean duo of Kim Gi Jung and Lee Yong Dae 19-21, 21-16, 21-14 to move into the second round.
- Indian pair Satwiksairaj Ranikreaddy, Chirag Shetty move into 2nd round
- They beat South Korean pair Kim Gi Jung, Lee Yong Dae 19-21, 21-16, 21-14
- On Tuesday, PV Sindhu had crashed out of Thailand Open in first round
Indian men's doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty cruised into the second round of the ongoing Thailand Open on Wednesday. The world number 10 Indian pair outclassed South Korean pair of Kim Gi Jung and Lee Yong Dae 19-21, 21-16, 21-14 in the first round of the tournament. After losing a hard-fought first game, the Indian duo came out all guns blazing and took three consecutive points in the early minutes of the second match. Shetty and Reddy held the lead throughout the game and clinched it 21-16.
MD pair- @satwiksairaj & @Shettychirag04 are through to R after defeating Kim / Lee of .— BAI Media (@BAI_Media) January 13, 2021
Final score: 19-21, 21-16, 21-14
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The Indian pair continued their dominance in the match and kept the momentum going to claim the third game 21-14. The encounter lasted an hour and eight minutes.
In another men's doubles clash, Indian pair of Dhruv Kapila and MR Arjun lost to the Malaysian pair of Ong Yew Sin and Teo Ee Yi 13-21, 21-8, 24-22 in the first round clash after putting up a great fight.
On Tuesday, India's PV Sindhu had crashed out of the tournament after losing to Denmark's Mia Blichfeldt in the first round.