Shuttler Anand in third round of Canada Open

Vancouver: India`s Anand Pawar reached the men`s singles pre-quarterfinals of the Canada Open Grand Prix tournament with a straight-game win over local shuttler Bobby Milroy here.

The Indian thrashed the qualifier 21-12 21-11 yesterday to set up a clash with Chinese Taipei`s Kuei Chun Shih. The fourth seed had defeated Korea`s Kim Dong Hoon 21-17 21-9 in the opening round.

Another Indian, Arvind Bhat, who had won the German Open Grand Prix Gold in March, had retired at 1-2 against Maxime Moreels of Belgium in the first round.

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