World number 3 pair Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty will face top-seeded and world number 1 pair Fajar Alfian and Muhammad Rian Adrianto in the finals of Korea Open 2023.
This will be the fifth meeting of the two pairs with both of them winning twice.
Can the Indian pair make it 3-2 and win another BWF World Tour title?
Stay tuned for updates.
- 23 July 2023 7:42 AM GMT
What a fightback from Satwik-Chirag! Ardianto's service hit the net and Satwik-Chirag wins the Korea Open men's doubles title, their second in a row on the BWF World Tour, and third in 2023. They mark the victory with a Gangnam-style dance.
The Indians win 17-21, 21-13, 21-14.
- 23 July 2023 7:36 AM GMT
Satwik-Chirag is now winning rallies. Indonesians are looking out of sorts. the Indians now lead by six points in the third game. Smash followed by a crosscourt flat shot, the Indians are winning points quickly.
- 23 July 2023 7:34 AM GMT
Aflain-Ardianto is now finding the net frequently. Satwik-Chirag takes a 12-9 lead. It follows a rally that the Indonesians win, but Satwik-Chirag continues to rise in the game. A smash from Satwik is so powerful that it crosses the net and lands in the Indonesians' court. Again, the Indonesians hit the net.
Game three is poised for a thrilling finish at 14-11 in the Indians' favour.
- 23 July 2023 7:29 AM GMT
Good aggression by the Indians. Flick serve sees Alfian sending Chirag's return outside. Satwik-Chirag leads 9-7. Alfian-Ardianto is not holding back though. They make it 8-9.
Satwik-Chirag takes the lead at the mid-game interval for the second time in the match. Again, Alfian sends the shuttle out of play. The Indians take an 11-8 lead.