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Satwik-Chirag win Thailand Open for second title of 2024, set to reclaim World No 1 spot

Satwik-Chirag win Thailand Open for second title of 2024, set to reclaim World No 1 spot

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With their eyes firmly set on Paris Olympics, Satwik and Chirag are poised to continue their reign at the pinnacle of men's doubles badminton.

Indian badminton stars Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty triumphed at the Thailand Open 2024, securing their second title of the year. This triumph will help Indian duo in reclaiming the coveted world No. 1 ranking in men’s doubles.

Special Return to Thailand

The victory holds particular significance for the duo. Thailand holds a special place in their hearts, as it was the venue for their first major title win at the 2019 Superseries tournament. This year’s win marks a successful return, showcasing their continued dominance on the badminton court.

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty dominant

Their performance throughout the tournament was a masterclass in control. Satwik and Chirag maintained an unbeaten record, dispatching opponents ranked 71, 69, 64, and 80 in the world without dropping a single game.

This unwavering consistency culminated in a thrilling final against the Chinese pair of Chen Bo Yang and Liu Yi.

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Tough Final, Sweet Victory: Thailand Open

While the scoreline of 21-15, 21-15 might suggest an effortless win, the final match presented a bigger challenge. Facing the No. 29 ranked Chinese team, Satwik and Chirag were tested more than ever before. However, they rose to the occasion, showcasing their resilience and tactical prowess to secure victory.

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Second World Tour Title in 2024

This Thailand Open triumph adds to their French Open victory in March, solidifying their position as one of the best men’s doubles pairs in the world. The win not only delivers a coveted trophy but also propels them back to the top of the world rankings, a testament to their incredible journey this year.

Bright Future for Indian Badminton

Satwik-Chirag’s success is a source of immense pride for Indian badminton. With their eyes firmly set on Paris Olympics, Satwik and Chirag are poised to continue their reign at the pinnacle of men’s doubles badminton.

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