Anup enters main draw

Anup enters main draw

Sridhar was lucky as both his opponents retired midway to hand him easy wins on Tuesday.
In the first match, Czech Tomas Kopriva retired at 1-1 and in the next Swede Henri Hurskainen threw in the towel after 27 minutes with the score reading 21-19, 15-11 in Sridhar’s favour.

The Indian will next face top seed Chinese Lin Dan in the main draw in what should be a tough encounter.

Meanwhile, it was curtains for compatriot Ajay Jayaram in the tournament.
Jayaram won his first match against French Mathieu Lo Ying Ping 21-7, 21-15 in 21 minutes before going down to Christian Lind-Thomsen of Denmark 24-26, 14-21 in a 42-minute battle.