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India Open was always on our bucket list, says Chirag Shetty

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Jan 18, 2022 12:27 IST

New Delhi [India], January 18 (ANI): Chirag Shetty who alongside Satwiksairaj Rankireddy clinched the India Open males’s doubles title on Sunday stated that profitable the big-ticket event in India was at all times on their bucket checklist.
Satwik and Chirag obtained the higher of prime seeds Hendra Setiawan and Mohammad Ahsan 21-16, 24-22 so as to add the India Open title, which is a part of the BWF World Tour event sequence, to their Thailand Open crown in 2019.
“Well yeah, we always wanted to win India Open because we hadn’t won a big-ticket event in India so it was always on our bucket list. We couldn’t have started the year on a better note,” Chirag Shetty advised ANI.
Within the ultimate, Satwik and Chirag displayed nerves of metal and even put their extra illustrious opponents underneath stress with their ways to clinch the boys’s doubles title.
Conscious of their opponent’s prowess to play fast factors, Chirag and Satwik had a transparent recreation plan of enjoying longer rallies. That meant they have been ready to play softer internet strokes and even raise the shuttle excessive to pressure the Indonesians into making errors.

“Going into match we knew if we wanted to win then we have to stick to the game plan that is to like not to force ourselves into giving easy points,” Chirag added.
Speaking about their consistency through the years, the 24-year-old stated: “It’s our collective effort. It’s the coaches, support staff, physios, trainers, nutritionist, and everybody. We both have a good understanding both on and off the court and that is one of our mantra to consistency.”
Speaking about on-court chemistry, shuttler stated: “Instinctively we both are offensive players, we really like attacking. So that is one of the reasons we have a good combination on court.”
Within the males’s singles ultimate, Lakshya Sen defeated world champion Loh Kean Yew 24-22, 21-17 in 54 minutes to win his first Tremendous 500 title. Speaking in regards to the teen, Chirag stated: “Lakshya Sen was phenomenal and held his nerves. The way he controlled the game was simply outstanding.”
India Open was held this yr with none crowd at KD Jadhav Stadium in New Delhi. Speaking about that Chirag stated: “Living in a bio bubble is tough. Having said that we also didn’t have crowd support so we didn’t have home advantage.”
Indian duo wrapped up their match in 43 minutes, having saved 5 recreation factors to start the brand new season with a title triumph. (ANI)

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