Tuesday, 16 Jul 2024

Carnegiecentre: Celebrating Victories at the French Open

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For a long time, Indian men’s pairs and Malaysian women’s pairs struggled to find success at the French Open. However, a recent tournament saw the triumph of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty and Pearly Tan/Thinaah Muralitharan, ending their nations’ drought and making history at the prestigious Stade Pierre de Coubertin.

A Dream Come True for Indian Men’s Pairs

In an impressive display of skill and determination, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty secured a remarkable victory over Lu Ching Yao and Yang Po Han. This win marked the end of a long wait for an Indian men’s pair to claim a title at the French Open. In the post-match interview, Rankireddy expressed his elation and acknowledged the hard work they had put in to achieve this milestone. He also mentioned how his compatriot, Kidambi Srikanth’s laptop screensaver featuring his own triumph in 2017, fueled their motivation. With the HYLO Open on the horizon, Rankireddy and Shetty are ready to continue their journey of success.

Malaysian Women’s Pairs Make History

For Malaysia, Pearly Tan and Thinaah Muralitharan’s triumph was especially significant as it marked their first-ever victory in women’s doubles at the French Open. The duo’s path to victory had not been easy, as Tan had suffered an injury during the Japan Open in September, almost jeopardizing their participation in the European leg. However, they persevered and emerged as champions after a thrilling match against Mayu Matsumoto and Wakana Nagahara. The French crown adds to their recent gold medal win at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, solidifying their status as a formidable force in badminton. Tan and Muralitharan highlighted the importance of continuous improvement and expressed their gratitude for the overwhelming support they received from the Parisian crowd.

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Q: How significant were these victories for Indian and Malaysian badminton?

These victories hold great significance for both Indian and Malaysian badminton as they mark the end of long-standing title droughts at the French Open. They showcase the talent and determination of the players from these nations and highlight their growing presence on the international badminton stage.

Q: What challenges did the players face during the tournament?

The athletes faced various challenges, both on and off the court. Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty overcame the pressure of not having an Indian men’s pair win at the French Open for a significant period. Pearly Tan and Thinaah Muralitharan battled through Tan’s injury to secure their victory.

Q: What’s next for these players?

Having tasted success at the French Open, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Chirag Shetty, Pearly Tan, and Thinaah Muralitharan are now focused on their upcoming tournaments. They will continue to train and strive for even greater achievements in their badminton careers.


The recent victories of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty and Pearly Tan/Thinaah Muralitharan at the French Open have brought immense joy and pride to their respective nations. These triumphs not only mark the end of title droughts but also showcase the talent, dedication, and hard work of these remarkable badminton players. As they continue their journey in the world of badminton, fans eagerly await their future performances and anticipate more remarkable achievements.

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