Satwiksairaj Rankireddy

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Satwiksairaj Rankireddy
Personal information
CountryIndia
Born (2000-08-13) 13 August 2000 (age 21)
Amalapuram, East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh, India
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight77 kg (170 lb)
HandednessRight
Men's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking7 (MD with Chirag Shetty 12 November 2019)
19 (XD with Ashwini Ponnappa 2 February 2021)
Current ranking7 (MD), 26 (XD) (22 March 2022)
BWF profile

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy (born 13 August 2000) is an Indian badminton player.[1][2] 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.[3]

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.[4]

Career

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.[5]

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.[6] 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.[7]

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.[8] 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.[9] 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.

Achievements

Commonwealth Games

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre,
Gold Coast, Australia
India Chirag Shetty England Marcus Ellis
England Chris Langridge
13–21, 16–21 Silver Silver
2022 National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, England India Chirag Shetty England Ben Lane
England Sean Vendy
21–15, 21–13 Gold Gold

BWF World Tour (3 titles, 2 runners-up)

The BWF World Tour, which was announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[10] 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.[11]

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Hyderabad Open Super 100 India Chirag Shetty Indonesia Akbar Bintang Cahyono
Indonesia Moh Reza Pahlevi Isfahani
21–16, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Syed Modi International Super 300 India Chirag Shetty Indonesia Fajar Alfian
Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto
11–21, 20–22 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 Thailand Open Super 500 India Chirag Shetty China Li Junhui
China Liu Yuchen
21–19, 18–21, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 French Open Super 750 India Chirag Shetty Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon
Indonesia Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
18–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2022 India Open Super 500 India Chirag Shetty Indonesia Mohammad Ahsan
Indonesia Hendra Setiawan
21–16, 26–24 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

BWF International Challenge/Series (10 titles)

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Mauritius International India Chirag Shetty India Dhruv Kapila
India Saurabh Sharma
21–12, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 India International Series India Chirag Shetty Malaysia Goh Sze Fei
Malaysia Nur Izzuddin
8–11, 11–5, 7–11, 11–8, 11–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Tata Open India International India Chirag Shetty India Arjun M.R.
India Ramchandran Shlok
10–12, 11–9, 11–7, 11–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Bangladesh International India Chirag Shetty India M. Anilkumar Raju
India Venkat Gaurav Prasad
17–21, 21–7, 21–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2017 Vietnam International India Chirag Shetty Thailand Trawut Potieng
Thailand Nanthakarn Yordphaisong
17–21, 21–9, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Brazil International India Chirag Shetty Netherlands Jelle Maas
Netherlands Robin Tabeling
21–14, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Tata Open India International India K. Maneesha India Arun Vishnu
India Aparna Balan
21–13, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Mauritius International India K. Maneesha Malaysia Yogendran Khrishnan
India Prajakta Sawant
21–19, 11–21, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 India International Series India K. Maneesha Malaysia Low Hang Yee
Malaysia Cheah Yee See
5–11, 11–8, 12–10, 11–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Bangladesh International India K. Maneesha Thailand Tanupat Viriyangkura
Thailand Thanyasuda Wongya
21–12, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament
  BWF Future Series tournament

Record against selected opponents

Men's doubles results with Chirag Shetty against Year-end Finals finalists, World Championships semifinalists, and Olympic quarterfinalists. Accurate as of 21 February 2022.[12]

References

  1. ^ "Players: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Satwiksairaj Rankireddy". SportingIndia Sports Media Pvt Ltd. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty, Sai Praneeth achieve career-best badminton rankings". India Today. 12 November 2019. Retrieved 29 July 2021.
  4. ^ "Satwiksairaj Rankireddy profile: All you need to know about India's medal hopeful in badminton in Asian Games". Times Now. 11 August 2018. Retrieved 27 October 2019.
  5. ^ "BAI recommends Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Chirag Shetty and Sameer Verma for Arjuna Awards". India Today. Retrieved 3 August 2021.
  6. ^ "Thailand Open: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Chirag Shetty 1st Indian doubles pair to win Super 500 title". India Today. Retrieved 12 February 2022.
  7. ^ "French Open: Satwik and Chirag finish men's doubles runners-up after losing final to Sukamuljo-Fernaldi". India Today. Retrieved 12 February 2022.
  8. ^ "Thailand Open: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Chirag Shetty crash out in 2nd round". India Today. 14 January 2021. Retrieved 29 July 2021.
  9. ^ "Rankireddy Satwiksairaj". Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Archived from the original on 5 August 2021. Retrieved 5 August 2021.
  10. ^ Alleyne, Gayle (19 March 2017). "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 1 December 2017. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  11. ^ Sukumar, Dev (10 January 2018). "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 13 January 2018. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  12. ^ "Satwiksairaj Rankireddy's Profile – Head To Head". BWF-Tournament Software. Retrieved 28 August 2019.

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