Badminton: RMV Gurusaidutt, Sameer Verma reach quarters of Swiss Open

Gurusaidutt defeated compatriot Sourabh Verma 21-18 21-14, while second seed Sameer eked out an 11-21 21-18 21-16 win over Japan's Yu Igarashi.

Badminton: RMV Gurusaidutt, Sameer Verma reach quarters of Swiss Open
File photo of Sameer Verma (PTI)

Basel: Commonwealth Games bronze medallist RMV Gurusaidutt and Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold winner Sameer Verma entered the quarterfinals of the Swiss Open World Super 300 tournament after registering contrasting wins in men's singles, here on Thursday.

On a comeback trail after recovering from an ankle injury, Gurusaidutt defeated compatriot Sourabh Verma 21-18 21-14, while second seed Sameer eked out an 11-21 21-18 21-16 win over Japan's Yu Igarashi in another match.

Guru faces Thailand's Kantaphon Wangcharoen, while Sameer takes on Japan's Kento Momota next.

Sai Uttejitha Rao Chukka, however, suffered an 8-21, 13-21 loss to second-seeded Japanese Minatsu Mitani.

Last night, men's doubles pair of Arjun MR and Ramchandran Shlok defeated Chinese Taipei's Po Li-Wei and Yang Ming-Tse 21-17, 14-21, 21-15 to reach the second round.

But Anura Prabhudesai lost 12-21, 12-21 to top-seeded Japanese Sayaka Takahashi to bow out.

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