Thailand Masters: Aditya Joshi eases past elder brother Pratul to book quarterfinals spot

Bangkok: Former World Junior No 1, Aditya Joshi sailed into the quarterfinals of the Thailand Masters after notching up a straight-game win over his elder brother Pratul Joshi in men's singles competition at the USD 120,000 Grand Prix Gold tournament on Thursday.

Aditya Joshi managed to outclass Pratul Joshi to enter quarterfinals. Twitter: @pblindialive

Aditya Joshi managed to outclass Pratul Joshi to enter quarterfinals. Twitter: @pblindialive

The 20-year-old, who had clinched gold medals in 2011 Remensco Junior International in Russia and Asian Sub-Junior championship in Japan, saw off Pratul 21-19, 21-10 in a 36-minute clash.

The Dhar lad will next take on Thailand's Kantaphon Wangcharoen at Nimibutur Stadium.

Aditya, who had lost to Pratul at Bahrain International last year, fought back from 0-3 down to open up a 7-3 advantage in the opening game.

Pratul, however, made a good recovery as the duo fought for each point, moving neck and neck till 15-15. Aditya then surged ahead to a 20-16 lead. Pratul saved three game points before Aditya closed the game in his favour.

In the second, Aditya moved to a 4-1 lead and despite Pratul clawing back and leading 6-5, the 20-year-old zoomed ahead with giant steps to win the game and the match without much ado.

Updated Date: Feb 10, 2017 11:03 AM

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