Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty made historical past by claiming their first-ever Tremendous 500 title, beating third-seeded Chinese language pairing of Li Jun Hui and Liu Yu Chen within the males’s doubles ultimate at Thailand Open on Sunday. The Indian pair, who had been unseeded within the match, went into the ultimate as huge underdogs towards the Chinese language duo, who had received the World Championships and the BWF World Tour Finals final 12 months. However the Indian duo had been removed from overawed, placing in a scintillating efficiency to upset the percentages. Ultimately, Rankireddy and Shetty received 21-19, 18-21, 21-18 to clinch the Thailand Open title.
The Indian staff obtained off to a superb begin and led 11-9 on the mid-break interval of the primary recreation. Regardless of Li Jun Hui and Liu Yu Chen drawing degree at 13-13, Rankireddy and Shetty by no means gave up the lead, staying marginally forward within the closely-fought first recreation.
At 18-18, the Indian pairing received two essential factors to open a small hole and held off the Chinese language to say the opening recreation 21-19.
Similar to within the first recreation, the Indian duo obtained off to a quick begin within the second recreation, taking a 4-1 lead. Li Jun Hui and Liu Yu Chen did handle to struggle again however Rankireddy and Shetty nonetheless went into the mid-game break 11-9 within the lead.
With not a lot to separate the 2 groups, they traded leads till the Chinese language pair received three factors on the trot to wrap up the second recreation and take the ultimate right into a decider.
Within the ultimate recreation, it appeared the third seeds had the measure of their opponents as they took a 6-Three lead however Rankireddy and Shetty did not hand over and fought their means again to as soon as once more go into the mid-break with a 11-9 lead.
The Indians held the lead for the latter half of the sport with the Chinese language pairing enjoying catch up. Nevertheless, Rankireddy and Shetty held off the Chinese language cost to take the sport and the title.