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Home / Other Sports / Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty become world number nine after triumphing Thailand Open

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty become world number nine after triumphing Thailand Open

In the men’s singles, Kidambi Srikanth and Sameer Verma retained their 10th and 13th spot respectively. While Sai Praneeth also remains unchanged at 19th position.

other-sports Updated: Aug 06, 2019 21:53 IST
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Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty pose with their medals and trophy after winning the Thailand Open 2019.
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty pose with their medals and trophy after winning the Thailand Open 2019.(PTI)

After claiming the title of Thailand Open, Indian men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty became the world number nine in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Tuesday. Rankireddy-Shetty moved seven places up in the latest BWF rankings. In the final of the Thailand Open, unseeded Indian duo defeated Chinese pair Li Jun Hui and Liu Yu Chen by 21-19, 18-21, 21-18.

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Whereas Chinese pair Li Jun Hui and Liu Yu Chen drops one place and now settles at the third spot, after facing defeat at the hands of Indian pair in the final.

In the men’s singles, Kidambi Srikanth and Sameer Verma retained their 10th and 13th spot respectively. While Sai Praneeth also remains unchanged at 19th position.

Parupalli Kashyap moved three spots up and finished at 32nd spot. Shubhankar Dey also moved two spots up and finished at 39th spot.

In the women’s singles, PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal remain unchanged at fifth and eighth spot respectively.

In the women’s doubles, Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy moved one place up and finished at 23rd place.