German Open badminton: Arvind Bhat enters quarters; HS Prannoy, Anand Pawar exit

Updated: 28 February 2014 10:48 IST

Arvind Bhat beat Malaysian World No.40 Daren Liew 21-14, 21-12 in a Round 3 clash, which lasted 39 minutes at the RWE-Sporthalle, to take a 2-0 lead in career meetings.

Mulheim an der Ruhr, Germany:

Former Indian national badminton champion Arvind Bhat continued his good form by progressing to the men's singles quarter-finals of the USD 120,000 German Open Grand Prix Gold here on Thursday.

Bhat beat Malaysian World No.40 Daren Liew 21-14, 21-12 in a Round 3 clash, which lasted 39 minutes at the RWE-Sporthalle, to take a 2-0 lead in career meetings.

The Indian will next face Danish 14th seed Viktor Axelsen for the first time in his career.

It was a bad outing for all other Indian shuttlers.

A day after stunning top Indian male shuttler Parupalli Kashyap, H.S. Prannoy went down to South Korean sixth seed Wan Ho Son 14-21, 15-21 in 42 minutes.

Earlier, Chinese Taipei's 15th seed Tien Chen Chou got rid of Mumbai's Anand Pawar 21-14, 21-11 in half an hour.

In women's singles, Japanese seventh seed Eriko Hirose beat Arundhati Pantawane 21-18, 21-16 in 42 minutes.

Topics : Badminton
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