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Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, the Indian Men’s Doubles duo, made a remarkable comeback at the TOTAL BWF World Championships 2018. They avenged their loss in the Commonwealth Games final to Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge with a calm and focused performance, advancing to the second round.

A Revenge Win with a Well-Paced Game

Ranked No.25, Rankireddy and Shetty had previously fallen to the Olympic bronze medalists from England (No.23) in the title round of the Commonwealth Games. However, today they turned it around and defeated the England duo in three close games: 21-19 12-21 21-19. Langridge and Ellis did well to prevent Rankireddy from using his powerful smash, but the Indian duo relied on their tactics of push and placement to secure the victory.

Overcoming Tournament Pressure

The victory at the World Championships was particularly significant for Rankireddy and Shetty after a series of disappointing tournaments. They had struggled to cope with the tournament pressure in their previous matches. However, they were able to play their natural game and focus on the first few strokes, leading them to victory against their opponents. This win has lifted a significant burden off their shoulders.

Another Surprise Result in Men’s Doubles

In another surprising result, Scotland’s Adam Hall and Alexander Dunn (ranked No.58) defeated the Chinese Taipei pair Lu Ching Yao/Yang Po Han (ranked No.20) in a thrilling three-game match. The Scots made a remarkable comeback from a deficit in the third game to secure the victory.

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A Confident Marin Advances to the Third Round

In Women’s Singles, two-time World champion Carolina Marin displayed her dominance by defeating Thailand’s Busanan Ongbamrungphan for the sixth consecutive time. Marin won the match 21-9 21-8 in just 32 minutes. She expressed her confidence and preparation for the tournament and mentioned that she feels ready to perform well on the court.

Less Pressure, More Determination

Although Marin acknowledged that World No.1 Tai Tzu Ying is the favorite to win, she emphasized that anything can happen in this tournament. She no longer feels pressure from external sources and focuses on the pressure she puts on herself to perform at her best. Marin’s positive attitude and determination are clear as she sets her sights on a successful tournament.

Learning Chinese to Connect with Fans

Marin also revealed that she has started learning Chinese as a way to connect with her fans. She has attended a few classes to learn the language and hopes to continue learning more about Chinese culture. She wants to feel close to her fans and believes that speaking their language will help her achieve that connection.

In the top quarter of the tournament, No.1 seed Tai Tzu Ying and the home hope He Bingjiao both secured easy victories in their respective matches. They displayed their skills and readiness to compete at the highest level.

In Mixed Doubles, Thailand’s Dechapol Puavaranukroh/Sapsiree Taerattanachai had a convincing win over Malaysia’s Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing. They will face the fourth seeds Mathias Christiansen/Christinna Pedersen in the next round.

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The fifth seeds Zhang Nan/Li Yinhui faced resistance from Germany’s Peter Kasbauer/Olga Konon but managed to win the match. They are now set to face Chinese Taipei’s Wang Chi-Lin/Lee Chia Hsin.

FAQs

Q: Who are the Indian Men’s Doubles duo who won in the second round of the TOTAL BWF World Championships 2018?
A: The Indian Men’s Doubles duo is Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty.

Q: Who did Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty avenge their loss against in the Commonwealth Games final?
A: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty avenged their loss against Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge in the Commonwealth Games final.

Q: Who did Scotland’s Adam Hall and Alexander Dunn defeat in Men’s Doubles?
A: Scotland’s Adam Hall and Alexander Dunn defeated Lu Ching Yao/Yang Po Han of Chinese Taipei in Men’s Doubles.

Conclusion

The TOTAL BWF World Championships 2018 is off to an exciting start, with intense matches and surprising results. Players like Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Chirag Shetty, and Carolina Marin have shown their determination and skills, setting the stage for even more exciting matches in the upcoming rounds. Stay tuned for more updates!

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