Arvind Bhat enters quarter-final of the Dutch Open

Updated: 10 October 2013 21:35 IST

The 15th seeded Indian defeated Ulladahl 21-14 21-18 in just 31 minutes to set-up a last eight clash with Nan Wei of Hong Kong. Wei beat Henri Huskainen of Sweden 21-18 21-17 in another third round clash.

Arvind Bhat enters quarter-final of the Dutch Open

New Delhi:

Indian shuttler Arvind Bhat entered the quarter-finals of the Dutch Open Badminton Championship beating Sweden's Gabriel Ulldahl in straight games in a third round encounter here on Thursday.


The 15th seeded Indian defeated Ulladahl 21-14 21-18 in just 31 minutes to set-up a last eight clash with Nan Wei of Hong Kong. Wei beat Henri Huskainen of Sweden 21-18 21-17 in another third round clash.

It was a taxing day for Bhat as he had to play two matches on the day. The first match however was a close encounter where he notched up a come-from-behind victory over Hsu Jui Ting of Chinese Taipei to move into the third round of the men's singles competition in Dutch Open in Almere, The Netherlands.

The 15th seed former national champion lost the first game 22-24 in a close fight despite starting off well. However, that did not deter the 34-year-old Indian as he quickly made amends to his game and bagged the next one 21-13.

Bhat, who got a first round bye, followed it up with a 21-19 scoreline in the final game, to clinch the second round tie that lasted little over an hour.

He will take on Gabriel Ulldahl of Sweden later in the day.



Topics : Badminton Football
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