HYDERABAD: Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankereddy, who were out due to injury from a famous tournament like World Championships, are now eyeing the Olympics. They made it to the top 10 after becoming the first Indian men's doubles pair to win the BWF Super 500 title at the Thailand Open last month. The Indian top doubles pair are eyeing a place in the top five in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with consistent performance.
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Both Chirag and Satwik were injured during the tournament and had to withdraw from the prestigious World Championship in Basel, Switzerland. Chirag suffered a stomach muscle injury while Satvik's shoulder injury became serious which affected his ranking and he slipped to 15th in the world rankings. The Indian duo, who have attained full fitness after a rigorous training program, are now eyeing their best at the China Open for the $ 1,000,000 prize money starting Tuesday.
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Chirag Shetty told that we are fully fit now. We will show a better game and hope to do well in China and Korea. We lost in the first round in China last year so we would like to advance to the draw. This is a Super 1000 tournament and it will help our ranking. He said that he is now fully prepared for the upcoming matches.
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