Satwik-Chirag win Korean Open: Basics Explained

The Indian pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty beat Indonesian top seeds Fajar Alfian and Muhammad Rian Ardianto, world No. 1 in the badminton rankings, by a 17-21, 21-13, 21-14 scoreline to win the men’s doubles title at the Korea Open 2023 badminton tournament.

This was Satwik and Chirag’s seventh title on the BWF World Tour. The Indian duo, who won the Swiss and Indonesia Open titles this year, have now been unbeaten on the BWF World Tour for 10 matches.

This is the third Super 500 title of their career so far after Thailand Open 2019 and Yonex Sunrise India Open 2022 and third BWF World Tour title in 2023 as well, having previously won Swiss Open 2023 (Super 300) and Indonesia Open 2023 (Super 1000) earlier this year.

Former world champion PV Sindhu is the only other Indian to clinch the Korea Open title, clinching the title in 2017.


Prakash Padukone is one of the greatest Indian badminton players. In 1980, he became the first Indian to win the men’s singles All England
Championship. He was also India’s first Commonwealth Games gold medallist in badminton, winning the men’s singles event in 1978. The ace shuttler also holds several other accolades, including a bronze at the 1983 World Badminton Championships and a gold in the 1981 World Cup in Singapore.

Pullela Gopichand became the second Indian after the former
to win the prestigious championship in 2001. Gopichand won the Indian National Badminton Championships for five consecutive years (1996-2000).

In 2015, Srikanth Kidambi became the first Indian player (men’s) to win gold at the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold. He’s the only Indian men’s shuttler since Prakash Padukone to be ranked top.

Saina Nehwal became the first Indian badminton player to win a medal at Olympics, in 2012. In 2015, Saina became the world number one after several top-notch performances. She was the second Indian after Prakash
Padukone to achieve this feat.

In 2019, PV Sindhu became the first Indian to win the Badminton World Championships since its inception in 1977.


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