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Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy Reach Career-High Ranking After Korea Open Win
The top men’s doubles team from India, Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, recently won the Korea Open. As a result, they moved up to a career-high second position in the most recent BWF rankings on Tuesday.
To reach a new career-high ranking in the men’s doubles circuit, Satwik and Chirag moved up, displacing the Chinese team of Liang Wei Keng and Wang Chang whom they had upset in the Korea Open quarterfinals last week.
The current Asian champions have 87,211 points after winning the Korea Open (Super 500), Swiss Open (Super 300), and Indonesia Open (Super 1000) this year.
Shetty and Rankireddy’s Impressive Streak: Fourth Final Win of the Year
Satwik and Chirag defeated the world’s top-ranked team of Fajar Alfian and Muhamad Rian Ardianto in the Korea Open last week after coming back from a game down. This was their fourth final of the year.
The two are on a 10-match BWF World Tour winning run and have not lost a final this season.
The two-time Olympic medalist PV Sindhu, who left the Korea Open early, has held onto her place at number 17 on the singles standings.
Shuttlers’ Rankings Update: Nehwal’s Slip and Prannoy’s Top Spot in India
Saina Nehwal, who won bronze in the London Olympics, has, however, slipped one position to 37.
The top-ranked shuttler in India is still HS Prannoy, who is now placed 10th in the men’s singles standings, which are currently held by Victor Axelsen of Denmark.
Lakshya Sen, the champion of the Canada Open, dropped to world number 13 after skipping the Korea Open, while Kidambi Srikanth, who has been in poor form, is still in the top 20.