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

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.

File image of Sameer Verma. News18

File image of Sameer Verma. News18

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.


Updated Date: Feb 23, 2018 09:18 AM

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