Merchant wins again

Two-time Asian snooker champion Merchant, who had defeated Arun Chhabra 69-15, 56-10, 85-9 on Tuesday, outclassed Subrat Das 3-0 (59-14, 78-32, 63-16) to almost cement his place in round-of-32.

Results: Group B: Sourav Kothari bt Rajat Khaneja 3-0 (83-6, 55-16, 58-18); Neeraj Kumar bt Shantunu Bandekar 3-1 (99-1, 37-78, 62-24, 90-7). Group C: Anuj Bhargava bt Subhasis Goswami 3-0 (66-20, 51-15, 56-12); Kamal Chawla bt Shivam Arora 3-1 (30-94, 64-21, 78-21, 65-36). Group D: Yasin Merchant bt Subrat Das 3-0 (59-14, 78-32, 63-16); Dhvaj Haria bt Arun Chhabra 3-0 (44-7, 88-42, 67-23). Group E: Alok Kumar bt Pushpinder Singh 3-0 (70-31, 73-16, 64-24); Manish Jain bt Ankur Nanda 3-0 (74-56, 72-7, 56-52). Group F: Manan Chandra bt Siddharth Parikh 3-0 (90-16, 78-48, 65-1).
Group G: Aditya Mehta bt Balaji Reddy 3-0 (76-5, 78-1, 122-20); Khizar Raoof bt Saket Sourabh 3-0 (61-18, 72-24, 63-52). Group H: K Venkatesham bt Satyadeep Das 3-0 (73-3, 53-23, 49-36); Shahbaz Khan bt Sajan Bopanna 3-1 (40-52, 82-74, 72-28, 74-1). Group I: Dhruv Verma bt Chetan Raj 3-0 (36-61, 79-17, 74-18, 69-19); Sandeep Gulati bt Wasim Ahmed 3-1 (53-41, 66-45, 63-70, 54-26). Group J: J Varun Kumar bt Sanjay Singh Rathod 3-0 (61-16, 55-14, 80-23); IH Manudev bt Shyam Jagtiani 3-1 (84-25, 72-60, 2-58, 89-37). Group K: Brijesh Damani bt Divya Sharma 3-0 (59-50, 58-32, 75-1); Himanshu Jain bt Harish Gandhi 3-0 (53-49, 65-26, 58-44).

Group L: Devendra Joshi bt D Raj Kumar 3-1 (13-48, 64-45, 60-27, 63-21); Bhadresh Panchal bt Vijay Goel 3-2 (65-57, 48-57, 49-62, 76-43, 71-42). Group M: Aneesh Saini bt Nigel D'Souza 3-0 (65-52, 64-16, 70-31); MS Arun bt Anuj Uppal 3-0 (89-23, 69-23, 75-68). Group N: Lucky Vatnani bt Rafath Habib 3-0 (48-34, 93-35, 60-1); Hasan Badami bt Sukumar Barman 3-0 (52-12, 85-44, 62-58). Group O: Nishit Prakash bt Kamal Rohmetra 3-0 (68-40, 71-40, 101-8); Rishabh Pandya bt R Girish 3-1 (66-36, 63-30, 11-52, 54-34).
Group P: R Loganathan bt Shravan Mohta 3-1 (62-39, 31-62, 71-35, 64-18); R Lalrinsanga bt Faisal Khan 26-71, 65-5, 78-39, 55-49.

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