Indian Badminton Duo Rankireddy and Shetty Storm into French Open Final

Indian Badminton Duo Rankireddy and Shetty Storm into French Open Final

India’s top-ranked men’s doubles pair, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, have reached the final of the French Open Super 750 tournament after a dominant performance against South Korea’s Seo Seung Jae and Kang Min Hyuk. This marks their third consecutive final appearance of the year and their third in this tournament.

In a thrilling semifinal encounter, Rankireddy and Shetty showcased their exceptional skills, winning 21-13, 21-16 in straight games. The Indian duo controlled the pace of the match, dictating the rallies and forcing their opponents into errors.

However, India’s campaign in the tournament suffered a setback as Lakshya Sen’s hopes of reaching the final were dashed by reigning world champion Kunlavut Vitidsarn of Thailand. Kunlavut emerged victorious in a hard-fought battle, winning 20-22, 21-13, 21-11 in an hour and 18 minutes.

In the men’s doubles final, Rankireddy and Shetty will face Chinese Taipei’s Lee Jhe-Huei and Yang Po-Hsuan, who defeated Japan’s Takuro Hoki and Yugo Kobayashi in their semifinal. The Indian pair will be aiming to avenge their loss to the same Korean duo in the India Open final earlier this year.

Rankireddy and Shetty’s impressive run in the French Open is a testament to their consistent form and world-class abilities. They have established themselves as one of the most formidable pairs in the world and will be determined to add another title to their growing collection.