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Satwik-Chirag claim maiden India Open title

Top doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty scripted an amazing straight-game win over three-time world champions Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan of Indonesia to become the first men’s team from the country to win the Yonex-Sunrise India Open here on Sunday.

The world no 10 Indian pair, which had won its first Super 500 tournament in Thailand in 2019, upset the top- seeded Indonesian pair 21-16 26-24 out of 43 minutes to make a great start to the new season.

Coming into the match with a 1-3 head-to-head record, Satwik and Chirag dished out a courageous effort against the Indonesian pair and fought off a fightback to reign supreme in the final.

Satwik and Chirag had won the Thailand Open Super 500 title in 2019, other than reaching the finals at French Open Super 750 the same year.