Chetan, Rohan advance in qualifying

New Delhi: Three-time national champion B Chetan Anand began his comeback journey from an injury curtailed season with a comfortable 21-5, 21-15 victory over Vishal Garg of Assam in the second qualifying round of the 78th Senior National badminton championship organised by Delhi Capital Badminton Association here on Monday.

The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation employee, who was once ranked in world top-20, had been suffering from a knee injury for the last two years and hence had dropped down in the pecking order of the national rankings.

However, Chetan hardly broke any sweat against Vishal today and said he aims for atleast a last eight finish in the tournament.

Also winning their qualifying matches comfortably were former junior national champion Rohan Castelino of Karnataka and U-17 national champion Daniel Farid, who had recently also won the Junior Nationals U-19 Category in Chandigarh.

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