Newly crowned Swiss Open doubles champions Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty will look to continue their consistent run, while singles stars like PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth will hope to regain form at the Madrid Spain Masters which gets underway here on Tuesday.
Satwik and Chirag notched up the first title for India this season defeating China’s world No.21 Ren Xiang Yu and Tan Qiang 21-19, 24-22 in the summit clash of Swiss Open in Basel on Sunday.
The world No.6 Indian pair, the 2022 world championships bronze medallists, will eye another super 300 title when they begin their campaign against Japan’s Ayato Endo and Yuta Takei this week.
Second seed Sindhu, who has not been able to cross the second round in the last few tournaments in 2023, will begin her campaign against a qualifier and hope to go deep into the draw.
In men’s singles, former world No.1 Srikanth, seeded fifth, will face Thailand’s Sitthikom Thammasin, while national champion Mithun Manjunath is pitted against Malaysia’s Ng Tze Yong.
Sameer Verma and B Sai Praneeth too are in the fray.

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