Swiss Open: RMV Gurusaidutt beats compatriot Sourabh Verma; second seed Sameer enters quarter-finals

February 23, 2018

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Basel: Commonwealth Games bronze medallist RMV Gurusaidutt and 2017 Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold winner Sameer Verma entered the quarter-finals of the Swiss Open World Super 300 tournament after registering contrasting wins in men’s singles on Thursday.

On a comeback trail after recovering from an ankle injury, Gurusaidutt defeated compatriot Sourabh Verma 21-18 21-14, while second seed Sameer eked out a 11-21 21-18 21-16 win over Japan’s Yu Igarashi in another match.

Guru faces Thailand’s Kantaphon Wangcharoen, while Sameer takes on Japan’s Kento Momota next.

Sai Uttejitha Rao Chukka, however, suffered an 8-21 13-21 loss to second-seeded Japanese Minatsu Mitani.

Last night, men’s doubles pair of Arjun MR and Ramchandran Shlok defeated Chinese Taipei’s Po Li-Wei and Yang Ming-Tse 21-17 14-21 21-15 to reach the second round.

But Anura Prabhudesai lost 12-21 12-21 to top-seeded Japanese Sayaka Takahashi to bow out.

Published Date: Feb 23, 2018 09:18 AM | Updated Date: Feb 23, 2018 09:18 AM

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