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Satwik Sai Raj Rankireddy

Discussion in 'India Professional Players' started by paroxysmal, Jan 4, 2017.

  1. paroxysmal

    paroxysmal Regular Member

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    Guess it's time for a thread by his name.

    16yr old beat Lee yong Dae in XD in an adrenaline filled match in PBL.
     
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    Has he played in World Junior Championships before?
     
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    He played this year. His partners were not strong enough, they lost in the quarters.
     
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    Satwik displayed composure and maturity beyond his years, he earned Lee Yong Dae's respect.
     
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    He should be sent to Indonesia for training. Atleast 1 Year. BTW guys, Lee YD is not training anymore.
     
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    Is he really 16 yrs old? That was an incredible match! Astounding court coverage and powerful smash. Pair him up with Sikki Reddy and they'll be easily top ten.
     
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    Yes, He is 16!
    Age from BWF website: http://bwfbadminton.com/player/72435/satwiksairaj-rankireddy
    Date of Birth: 08-13-2000
    I agree he is ready to be on the senior team but no partners available! Sikki Reddy is fixed with Pranaav Jerry Chopra.
    Ashwini Ponappa is the only one experimenting with partners, but I am not sure if they will make a good combination. Will their styles match?
    He is currently with Maneesha K in XD and Chirag Shetty in MD both are junior players.
    Last year he was primarily a back court player. One year under Tan Kim Her and he can play front and back. In 3 years he is going to be a very strong MD and XD player! Hopefully in 3 years we will see other youngsters emerge. :)


     
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    Yes.. LYD does seem rusty and playing with makeshift players. But taming the big name surely must have boosted Satwik's confidence.
     
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    After watching Chirag Shetty play, he looks a good MD partner for Satwik Rankireddy. In 3 years this pair should become a strong MD. Last year they were ranked 300, they are now 68. Both have transformed from back court players to front and back court players.
    They have tasted success at some lower level tournaments.

    In December 2016 they won
    1.India International Series
    2.Tata Open International Challenge
    3.Bangladesh IC





     
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    Satwik must be paired with sikki reddy for mixed doubles.

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    If they don't win anything or atleast def some big names by the end of European leg I firmly believe they will or atleast should be separated.
    Sikki has improved a lot, can be a good pair. Meanwhile they can experiment him with Ashwini, SBR is going nowhere.
     
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    I think satwik/chirag pair will become india's no. 1 pair before this year world championships and can also enter in the top 20.

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    The women players arent good enough. Mixed doubles will remain a problem till some female player really good at maneuvering around the net emerges. Neither Sikki Reddi nor Ponappa are very good. And I am saying this after watching Rankireddy and Ponappa win against Indonesia in the sudirman cup.
    Rankireddy should focus on mens doubles. If Chirag Shetty were to bulk up and gain some strength like his partner, they will be really good.
     

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