Gurusaidutt, Bhat advance

Bhat beat Yun Lung Chan 15-21, 21-12, 23-21 in the first round, before getting past Ka Long Ng 21-18, 12-21, 21-18 in the second round. He will next play Tien Chen Chou of Chinese Taipei on Wednesday.

Gurusaidutt spanked Toby Ng of Canada 21-4, 21-7 and then eased past Dick Long Chan 21-1, 21-9 to make it to the main draw.

Another Indian qualifier Sourabh Verma, however, retired midway at 13-21, 5-9 to hand over the match to local player Ka Long and crash out of the event. Teen sensation PV Sindhu also looked on course to make it to the main draw when she beat Wing Chiu Tsang 21-9, 21-17 but she faltered against Ying Suet Tse 17-21, 16-21 in the second round.

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