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Satwik/Chirag reach final, defeats World Champion pair



Indian shuttlers Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty entered the men’s doubles final of the Malaysia Open Super 1000 tournament on Saturday.

The Indian pair defeated World Champions Kang Min Hyuk and Seo Seung Jae of South Korea in straight games to reach the final of the tournament for the first time.

The world number 2 Indian pair, who won the Asian Games gold medal last year, beat their Korean opponents 21-18 22-20 in the semifinal match that lasted 47 minutes.

The second-seeded Satwik and Chirag had beaten China’s Ren Xiang Yu and He Ji Ting in straight games in the semifinal on Friday.

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