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Russian Open Day 3: Indian shuttlers reached to the quarterfinals

By: Srishty Sharon
Date: 27 Jul, 2018
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The Pre-quarters round of the Russian Open was held yesterday at Vladivostock, Russia. Indian shuttlers have been performing well from the starting. The shuttlers have demonstrated impressive progress at the Russian Open 2018 BWF Super 100 tournament. The tremendous performance by former national champion Sourabh Verma and Rituparna Das was noteworthy.

Mithun Manjunath along with Subhankar Dey and Vrushali Gummadi have also secured their spot in the final eight for the singles category. The pair of Arun George and Sanyam Shukla are grinding to climb up. The pair of Mixed doubles, Rohan Kapoor and Kuhoo Garg along with the duo of Saurabh Sharma and Anoushka Parikh have also reached to the quarterfinals of the Russian Open 2018.

Men’s Singles

Sourabh Verma made a tremendous comeback after his recovery from an injury and he has proved that the selection committee has made the sensible decision. After knocking out the Russian shuttler Sergey Sirant with a 21-11, 21-9 and registering triumph with a massive difference, Sourabh will now take on against third-seeded, Misha Zilberman of Israel.

The winner of the titles at Iceland 2017 and Portugal 2017, and also the fifth-seeded play Subhankar foiled the compatriot Siddarth Pratap Singh with a 21-11,21-19. Now, Subhankar will venture against the Russian shuttler Vladimir Malkov in the quarterfinals.

Mithun Manjunath has trounced the Japanese shuttler Koji Naito with a 21-16, 21-13 and is all set to bite a bullet against Satheishtharan Ramachandran of Malaysia.

Women’s Singles

The Polish International 2016 winner, Rituparna has thwarted the second seed Ying Ying Lee of Malaysia with a 13-21,21-17,21-19. Rituparna has gone through an injury and after her comeback on the court, she clinched her first title at the All India Senior Ranking Badminton Tournament, held at Bengaluru. In the next round, she will fly in the face of the American qualifier Iris Wang.

The 20-year-old Vrushali Gummadi has been showing compelling performance from the beginning. She has already upset Byeol Lim Lee of Korea with a 21-11,21-13 in just 24 minutes and now she will meet Yen Mei Ho from Malaysia, who has recently foiled the champion and World No 27, Evgeniya Kosetskaya in the inaugural round of the tournament. Surely, Vrushali has to make arduous efforts to get into the semi-finals.

The seventh-seeded Mugdha Agrey lost the third round to Iris Wang of America with the score line 2-21, 13-21 in a women's Singles clash.


Men’s Doubles


The combo of Arun George and Sanyam Shukla has been consistent. They notched up the pair of Canada’s Jeffery Lam and England’s Hin Shun Wong with a 21-12, 21-13.


Mixed Doubles

The pair of Rohan Kapoor and Kuhoo Garg beat the local duo of Alexey Panov and Polina Makkoveeva with a 21-10, 21-14. They will meet another local combo of Andrej Loginov and Liliia Abibulaeva today.

Another pair of Saurabh and Anoushka will cross swords whipped out the pair of Artem Serpionov and Anastasiia Pustinskaia with a 21-6, 21-12. This victory of the Indian shuttlers over the Russian combo was easy but fascinating.

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