Badminton Seung-jae Seo and Min-hyuk Kang beat world No. 2 to win India Open
Badminton Seo Seung-jae and Kang Min-hyuk (Samsung Life Insurance) enjoyed their first win of the new year.
Seo Seung-jae and Kang Min-hyuk (world no. 3) lost 2 to world No. 2 Satwikseraj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty (India) in the final of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Tour Super 750 India Open held in New Delhi, India on the 21st. They came from behind to win by 1 (15-21 21-11 21-18).
Seo Seung-jae and Kang Min-hyuk, who reached the top of the BWF World Tour Finals in December last year, captured their first win in their second tournament of the year and only a month later.
It was also a revenge against Rankireddy-Shetty, whom they had defeated in the semifinals of the Malaysia Open last week, the first tournament of the new year, eight days later.His record against opponents also increased to 2 wins and 4 losses.
Rankireddy and Shetty are the team that won the gold medal by defeating Choi Sol-gyu and Kim Won-ho in the men’s doubles final at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games.
On this day, Seo Seung-jae and Kang Min-hyuk lost the first set amid one-sided support from Indian home fans, but their performance revived from the second set.
Seo Seung-jae and Kang Min-hyuk took the lead at 11-6 in the third set, but the Indian team’s strong pursuit allowed them to close by one point.
However, at 19-18, Seo Seung-jae shook the opponent’s reception with an exquisite cross hairpin, and Kang Min-hyuk won the championship point with a powerful smash.The subsequent scores were also scored by Seo Seung-jae and Kang Min-hyuk. 19가이드03