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Thailand Open Super 1000 Badminton HIGHLIGHTS: Satwik-Ashwini Go Down in Mixed Doubles, Satwik-Chirag in Men's Doubles

Thailand Open Super 1000 Badminton Highlights: The unseeded Indian pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa bowed out of the Thailand Open Super 1000 after going down to top-seeded Thai pair of Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai 22-20, 18-21, 21-12.

News18 Sports | January 23, 2021, 18:24 IST

Thailand Open Super 1000 Badminton Highlights: The unseeded Indian pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa bowed out of the Thailand Open Super 1000 after going down to top-seeded Thai pair of  Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai 20-22, 21-18, 12-21.

Earlier in the day, Satwik and Chirag Shetty lost 18-21, 18-21 to the Malaysian pair of Aaron Chia and Wooi Yik Soh in the men’s double’s semi-final of the BWF World Tour Super 1000 tournament.

On Friday, Satwik and Ashwini upstaged world no. 6 pair of Peng Soon Chan and Liu Ying Goh of Malaysia 18-21 24-22 22-20 after toiling hard for one hour and 15 minutes.

Jan 23, 2021 18:24 (IST)

It was the same story in the third game, the Thai pair took the initial lead, then the Indian pair made a comeback. This time around, the Thai pair headed into the mid-game interval with a two-point advantage (11-9). As the game resumed, the momentum shifted towards the top seed as they won the third game 21-12

FINAL SCORE: 20-22, 21-18, 12-21

Jan 23, 2021 18:03 (IST)

The point difference increased in the mid-game interval as the Thai pair created a 5-point difference. As the game resumed, the Indian pair did make a comeback and were tied on 12 points each but Puavaranukroh-Taerattanachai again took a lead as the to-and-fro action continued. However, the Indian eventually got the better their Thai counterpart as they won the game 21-18

Jan 23, 2021 17:43 (IST)
 

It was an end-to-end affair with the unseeded Indian pair going toe-to-toe with top-seeded pair of Puavaranukroh-Taerattanachai. Ashwini-Satwik were behind just one point at the break but then the Thai pair got a few pints on the trot and eventually went on to win the first game 22-20 but not before seeing some fight from the Indian pair.

Jan 23, 2021 17:24 (IST)

Mixed doubles semifinal action begins. Satwik-Ashwini take on Puavaranukroh-Taerattanachai.

Jan 23, 2021 17:19 (IST)

The Indian mixed doubles pair went up against their Thai counterpart two times in the past and lost both.

The first time they met was at the 2018 Asian Games Round of 32. Dechapol-Sapisree won that match 27-25, 21-16.

The two teams met again a year later at the 2019 Japan Open.

Jan 23, 2021 17:15 (IST)

It's time for some mixed doubles action as Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa gear up for their semifinal match against last week's champions, Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai of Thailand.

Jan 23, 2021 15:48 (IST)

Highlights | Satwik and Chirag's men's doubles semi-final

Jan 23, 2021 13:50 (IST)
Thailand Open: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty Lose in Semi-final

Tokyo Olympics medal contender Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty's impressive run at the Toyota Thailand Open Super 1000 ended with a close semifinal defeat on Saturday.

Jan 23, 2021 13:41 (IST)

We didn't control the shuttle. We tried to pick things up in the second game. They (Chia/Woh Wooi Yik) are more experienced players. They made the All England finals in 2019. We fought for each point and maybe we could have been calmer. We're disappointed but happy to play in the semifinals. - Satwiksairaj Rankireddy

Jan 23, 2021 13:26 (IST)

We are happy to play in the semifinals, but we didn't play our best today. We couldn't score points on our service but we were receiving well. I think if we'd been able to take a few points and converted the first game, the scenario would have been a lot different. - Chirag Shetty

Jan 23, 2021 13:04 (IST)

Satwik and Chirag's journey at the Thailand Open comes to an end!

Jan 23, 2021 12:27 (IST)

That's that!

Satwik and Chirag's journey comes to an end in the semi-finals.

They go down 18-21, 18-21 to Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik in 35 minutes. 

Jan 23, 2021 12:22 (IST)

The story of the match has been the same.

Mistakes costing Satwik and Chirag!

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty 11-16* Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik

Jan 23, 2021 12:19 (IST)

Trialing at the break!#

Same as the first game, Satwik and Chirag are trailing at the break!

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty 8-11* Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik

Jan 23, 2021 12:12 (IST)

Much the same as Chia and Yik led Satwik and Chirag in the second game with unforced errors leading the way for the Indians.

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty 3-6* Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik

Jan 23, 2021 12:08 (IST)

Satwik and Chirag have lost the 1st game 18-21. Chia and Yik were better throughout and more importantly made fewer mistakes. 

The Indian pair need to find their form again.
 

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty 18-21 Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik

Jan 23, 2021 12:03 (IST)

Satwik and Chirag are fighting back! They had gone 3 points behind but a Satwaik smashed him and Chirag back to contention. The Malaysian pair are trying to keep the rallies going in hope of mistakes from the Indians.

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty 15-16* Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik

Jan 23, 2021 11:59 (IST)

Satwiksairaj and Chirag are going into the break behind but they did not give up the fight. A few misjudged smashes and defensive mistakes mean only 1 point separates them. 

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty 10-11* Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik

Jan 23, 2021 11:54 (IST)
 

Neither have been able to hold onto serve but the Indian pair do and surge ahead in the initial points with some attacking netplay from Satwiksairaj. 

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty 5-4* Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik

Jan 23, 2021 11:43 (IST)

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Chirag Shetty and Aaron Chia, Soh Wooi Yik have met just once before, in the India International Challenge 2017 quarter-finals.

The Indian pair lost on that occasion but they have gained much more experience now and are not the same players anymore.

Jan 23, 2021 11:34 (IST)

Satwik's first semi-final on the day... the men's doubles with Chirag!

Jan 23, 2021 11:14 (IST)

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy will aim to book his spot in the mixed and men's doubles finals along with Ashwini Ponnappa and Chirag Shetty!

Thailand Open Super 1000 Badminton HIGHLIGHTS: Satwik-Ashwini Go Down in Mixed Doubles, Satwik-Chirag in Men's Doubles
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa (Photo Credit: Twitter)

Satwik and Chirag saw off another Malaysian pair of Ong Yew Sin and Teo Ee Yi 21-18 24-22 in 37 minutes.

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Ashwini Ponnappa and Chirag Shetty

“We’ve played with each other for a long time. However long we are away from each other, the combination is always set,” said Shetty. “It will take time to get back to our usual selves, but a month’s practice was good enough for us. We’d prepared well individually,” Chirag told BWF.

“For a month while recovering from COVID I was all by myself in a room at home. Then, all through October I trained off-court. I started on-court training only in November when he came to Hyderabad. It was tough in the beginning,” Chirag said.

“We have played them three times. We have won twice and lost once. We were confident. We knew our main strength would be our attack. They were under pressure. We kept fighting. We had our chances and never messed up,” Satwik said.

Earlier on Friday, Indian singles challenge came to an end as Sameer Verma was knocked out of the Thailand Open in the quarter-finals, losing 13-21, 21-19, 22-20 to third seed Anders Antonsen of Denmark. PV Sindhu looked a pale shadow of the player who had won the world championship gold in 2019 as she committed too many unforced errors to go down 13-21 9-21 against home favourite Ratchanok Inthanon.

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