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 Thailand Open: Rankireddy-Chirag reach men’s doubles finals
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Thailand Open: Rankireddy-Chirag reach men’s doubles finals

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Bangkok, Aug 3 : Continuing their brilliant run, India's Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty defeated 2014 World Champions Ko Sung Hyun/Shin Baek Cheol to storm into the men's doubles finals of Thaliand Open here on Saturday.

The unseeded Indian duo fought hard for an hour and three minutes to beat their Korean rivals by 22-20, 22-24, 21-9 to seal their place in finals.

The Indian duo have become the first Indian doubles pair in history to reach the final of a World Tour 500 event.

Satwiksairaj and Chirag will now face the Chinese pair of Li Jun Hui and Liu Yu Chen in the final. Li and Liu defeated Japan's Hiroyuki Endo and Yuta Watanabe 21-13, 22-20 in the semifinals.(UNI)