Saina, Chetan progress

Saina, Chetan progress

Badminton Indian Open

Saina, Chetan progress

Chetan Anand

First to exit was fourth seeded Maja Tvrdy of Slovenia, followed by India’s Trupti Murgunde (7) and Aditi Mutatkar (5), and Mingtian Fu of Singapore (5) in the women’s singles.

Later in the afternoon, fifth seed Anup Sridhar of India fell to Indonesian Yusuf Alamsyah as the bloodbath continued unabated.However, top seeds Chetan Anand and Saina Nehwal saved the blushes with fluent wins in their respective second round matches, having drawn a bye for the first round. Saina beat Thilini Jayasinghe of Sri Lanka 21-7, 21-10 while Chetan trounced Mohit Kamat 21-8, 21-8.

PC Thulasi was the most impressive among the giant-slayers as she knocked out Tvrdy in three games to advance to the second round.


Results (prefix denotes seeding), Indians unless stated: Men: Singles (First round): Saurabh Verma bt Ravinder Singh 21-8, 21-12; Sourav Kapoor bt T Nagendra 21-11, 21-18; Seang Tan Chun (Mas) bt Anthony T Joy 21-11, 21-2; Sai Praneeth B bt Vipul Saini 21-4, 21-15; Arvind S bt Naqvi Eshan 19-21, 21-13, 21-13; Ashish Sharma bt Yasin Marwan Saada  (Egy) 21-16, 21-12; Abhimanyu Singh bt Tanveer Gill 29-27, 21-15; Yunus Alamsyah (Ina) bt JBS Vidyadhar 21-14, 21-17; Aditya Elango bt Oon Hoe Keat (Aus) 21-10, 8-21, 21-13; MR Manikandan bt Vikram Saini 21-5, 21-6; Kiran Kumar Behara bt Manish Gupta 21-16, 21-18; Nigel D’Sa bt Youssef Marwan Saada (Egy) 21-3, 21-7; Srujan Nandaluri bt Tawfeek Ahmed Badie (Egy) 21-1, 21-11; Tanishak Karuppannan bt Prem Singh 19-21, 21-16, 21-8.
Second round: Saurabh Verma bt Saurav Kapoor 21-8, 21-15; Seang Tan Chung (Mas) bt Sai Praneeth 21-9, 21-15; 8-Ajay Jayaram bt Prannoy HS 21-16, 9-21, 21-8; Abhimanyu Singh bt Arvind S 21-19, 21-14; 4-Arvind Bhat bt Rohan Casetellino 21-14, 21-15; 7-RMV Guru Saidutt bt Arurag Sharma 21-8, 21-9; Yunus Alamsyah (Ina) bt 5-Anup Sridhar 21-12, 21-8; MR Manikandan bt Ashish Sharma 21-11, 21-9; 1-Chetan Anand bt Mohit Kamat 21-8, 21-8; Pratik Patel bt Nigel D’Sa 21-18, 21-16; Tanishak Karuppannan bt Kiran Kumar Behara 21-11, 14-21, 21-9; Aditya Elango bt Gauranshu Chopra 21-8, 21-18; Srujan Nandaluri bt Oscar Bansal 21-13, 21-10; 6-Anand Pawar bt Sagar Chopda 21-17, 7-1 (retd); Muhammad Hafiz Hashim (Mas) bt Ajit Wijetilak 21-12, 21-8.
Doubles: (1st round): SDS Krishna/ Vineeth Manual bt Avnish Sharma/ Rahul Sharma 21-7, 21-11; Berry Angriawan/ Muhammad Ulinnuha (Ina) bt Raviraj D/ Sunil Verma 21-16, 21-11; Ravinder Singh/ Utsav Mishra bt Alwin Francis/ Sanker Panikkassery 11-21, 21-11, 21-16; KS Hersen/ Jayan James bt Mohit Kamat/ Venkatesh Prasad Subbanna 21-17, 21-19; Afiat Yuris Wirawan/ Rendy Sugiarto (Ina) bt Dinesh Thirupati/ Kiran Kumar Behara 21-11, 21-16; Jishnu Sanyal/ Manu Attri bt Yasin Marwaan Saada/ Youssef Marwaan Saada (Egy) 21-2, 21-12; Mohd Rizki Delynugraha/ Muhammad Rijal (Ina) bt Antony T Joy/ Suraj Pottathil 21-18, 21-7; Ong Soon Hock/ Hoon Thien How (Mas) bt Antony Bennet Anchery/ Vijay C Ram 21-7, 21-11; Pranav Chopra/ Tarun Kona bt Tanishak Karuppannan/ JBS Vidyadhar 21-11, 21-23, 21-13.
Women: Singles (1st round): 6-Sayali Gokhale bt Sampada Sahasrabudhe 21-7, 21-11; Dhanya Nair bt Noran Hassan El Banna (Egy) 21-5, 21-11; Sindhu PV bt Juhi Devagan 21-12, 21-8; Gayatri Vartak bt Jui Agaskar 19-21, 21-10, 21-9; Mohita Sehdev bt Trupti Lavaniya 21-15, 21-12; Tulasi PC bt 4-Maja Tvrdy (Slo) 17-21, 21-9, 21-10; Gu Juan (Sin) bt 7-Trupti Murgunde 21-15, 21-15; Simone Prutsch (Aut) bt Neha Pandit 12-21, 21-13, 21-14; Renuga Veeran (Aus) bt Anita Ohlan 21-18, 21-17; Aprilia Yuswandari (Ina) bt 5-Mingtian Fu (Sin) 21-13, 22-20; Sanyogita Ghorpade bt Asmaa Badie Tawfeek (Egy) 21-4, 21-6; Lindaweni Fanetri bt 3-Aditi Mutatkar 21-14, 18-21, 21-11; 2-Mew Choo Wong (Mas) bt Mudra Dhainje 21-13, 21-15; 1-Saina Nehwal bt Thilini Jayasinghe (SL) 21-7, 21-10; 8-Jiayuan Chen (Sin) bt Saili Rane 17-21, 21-14, 21-15.
Doubles: (1st round): Jyotsna Polavarapu/ Pradanya Gadre bt Fu Mingtian/ Yan Vanessa Neo Yu (Sin) 21-19, 21-15.

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