It all happened in what was billed as a cracking showdown between India – pairings including Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, who hit an impressive smash at 505 mph to get themselves into the record books.. During the match on Friday, Satwik hit a powerful smash at a speed of 500.
Indian pair Satchik – Chirag reached the semifinal of the Korea Open Super-500 Badminton Tournament in an exciting match against Japanese players Takuro Hoki &Yugo Kobayashi After a hard-fought battle, Satwik-Chirag emerged victorious with a score of 21-14, 21-17 in a match that lasted 40 minutes. This win placed them at the third position in the world rankings.
In the quarterfinals, Satwik-Chirag defeated Takuro-Yugo with a score of 21-14, 21-17. It was their fourth straight win over the Japanese duo – – and a triumph followed an earlier win by Satwik Chirag at the Indonesia Open super-1000 tournAMENT.
The first game of the match started with a slight advantage for the Japanese pair, who took an early lead of 4-2. The second matchup would be even closer as both sides fought hard, but Satwik Chirag countered to go into a 14 – 9 lead by the end of the encounter, which he ended in victory.
Their attacking smacks and accurate short range play off their covers helped them win the match – they had taken the opener by 21-16 – but in the second session Takuro-Yugo fought back hard causing multiple breaks at the other end. However, Satwik-Chirag maintained their composure and won the game, securing the match with a score of 21-16, 21-16.
In their next match, Satwik-Chirag will face China’s Liang Zhang and Cheng Wang, who are currently ranked second in the world. Liangcheng, who just lifted the male double crown at this year’s world championships, sat with Satwik Chirag coming through in the preceding match to earn a big win for his section of the stands – expecting nothing less than another triumph like this one.
It was an important milestone for India’s badminton as they made it to the semi-finals of the Korea Open Super – 500 championships, regularly performing strongly in global events and proved that they’re a side to be feared in the world of badminton.