|Born||13 August 2000|
Amalapuram, East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh, India
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||77 kg (170 lb)|
|Men's & mixed doubles|
|Highest ranking||7 (MD with Chirag Shetty 12 November 2019)|
19 (XD with Ashwini Ponnappa 2 February 2021)
|Current ranking||7 (MD), 26 (XD) (22 March 2022)|
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy (born 13 August 2000) is an Indian badminton player. He and his partner, Chirag Shetty, are the first men's doubles pair from India to be ranked inside the top 10 of the BWF World Ranking, with a career-high ranking of 7.
Early life and background
Rankireddy hails from a town named Amalapuram in the state of Andhra Pradesh and started playing badminton after following in the footsteps of his father, who was a state-level player in the past, as well his elder brother. In 2014, he joined the Pullela Gopichand Academy in Hyderabad and decided to become a doubles specialist.
In 2018, Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty played a crucial role in earning India a historic gold medal in the Mixed Team event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, where they also won the men's doubles silver.
In 2019, Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty became the first Indian doubles pair to win a BWF Superseries or BWF World Tour (Super 500+) title, when they won the Thailand Open title, beating the Chinese pair of Li Junhui and Liu Yuchen in the final. They followed it up with a runner-up finish at the 2019 French Open, where they lost in the final to the Indonesian pair of Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo.
In 2021, Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty lost to the Indonesian duo of Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan in the second round to crash out of the 2020 Yonex Thailand Open. In July, he and Shetty competed at the 2020 Summer Olympics, but were eliminated in the group stage, following a loss to Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo. However, they were the only pair in the entire tournament who defeated eventual gold medalists Lee Yang and Wang Chi-Lin, whom they had narrowly beaten in their first group stage encounter. In December, Rankireddy and Shetty qualified for the BWF World Tour Finals for the first time in their career, but withdrew from the tournament after a loss in their first group stage match to the Danish pair of Kim Astrup and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen.
|2018||Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre,
Gold Coast, Australia
|Chirag Shetty|| Marcus Ellis
|2022||National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, England||Chirag Shetty|| Ben Lane
BWF World Tour (3 titles, 2 runners-up)
The BWF World Tour, which was announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018, is a series of elite badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tours are divided into levels of World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.
|2018||Hyderabad Open||Super 100||Chirag Shetty|| Akbar Bintang Cahyono
Moh Reza Pahlevi Isfahani
|2018||Syed Modi International||Super 300||Chirag Shetty|| Fajar Alfian
Muhammad Rian Ardianto
|2019||Thailand Open||Super 500||Chirag Shetty|| Li Junhui
|21–19, 18–21, 21–18||Winner|
|2019||French Open||Super 750||Chirag Shetty|| Marcus Fernaldi Gideon
Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
|2022||India Open||Super 500||Chirag Shetty|| Mohammad Ahsan
BWF International Challenge/Series (10 titles)
|2016||Mauritius International||Chirag Shetty|| Dhruv Kapila
|2016||India International Series||Chirag Shetty|| Goh Sze Fei
|8–11, 11–5, 7–11, 11–8, 11–5||Winner|
|2016||Tata Open India International||Chirag Shetty|| Arjun M.R.
|10–12, 11–9, 11–7, 11–5||Winner|
|2016||Bangladesh International||Chirag Shetty|| M. Anilkumar Raju
Venkat Gaurav Prasad
|17–21, 21–7, 21–8||Winner|
|2017||Vietnam International||Chirag Shetty|| Trawut Potieng
|17–21, 21–9, 21–15||Winner|
|2019||Brazil International||Chirag Shetty|| Jelle Maas
|2015||Tata Open India International||K. Maneesha|| Arun Vishnu
|2016||Mauritius International||K. Maneesha|| Yogendran Khrishnan
|21–19, 11–21, 21–17||Winner|
|2016||India International Series||K. Maneesha|| Low Hang Yee
Cheah Yee See
|5–11, 11–8, 12–10, 11–8||Winner|
|2016||Bangladesh International||K. Maneesha|| Tanupat Viriyangkura
- BWF International Challenge tournament
- BWF International Series tournament
- BWF Future Series tournament
Record against selected opponents
- Fu Haifeng & Zhang Nan 0–1
- Li Junhui & Liu Yuchen 2–1
- Liu Cheng & Zhang Nan 1–1
- He Jiting & Tan Qiang 1–1
- Chen Hung-ling & Wang Chi-lin 0–1
- Lee Yang & Wang Chi-lin 1–0
- Mathias Boe & Carsten Mogensen 1–4
- Kim Astrup & Anders Skaarup Rasmussen 2–5
- Marcus Ellis & Chris Langridge 2–1
- Mohammad Ahsan & Hendra Setiawan 2–3
- Fajar Alfian & Muhammad Rian Ardianto 1–2
- Marcus Fernaldi Gideon & Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo 0–10
- Takuro Hoki & Yugo Kobayashi 1–1
- Hiroyuki Endo & Yuta Watanabe 2–2
- Takeshi Kamura & Keigo Sonoda 0–5
- Ko Sung-hyun & Shin Baek-cheol 1–0
- Aaron Chia & Soh Wooi Yik 0–3
- Goh V Shem & Tan Wee Kiong 0–2
- Ong Yew Sin & Teo Ee Yi 2–3
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