Chetan Anand in German Open quarters

February 27th, 2009 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Second seeded Chetan Anand was the only Indian shuttler to reach the men’s singles quarterfinals at the German Open badminton championships after Anup Sridhar and Arvind Bhat made a third round exit.
In the mixed doubles, the fourth-seeded Indian pair of Diju Valiyaveetil and Jwala Gutta Thursday dispatched American pair Halim Haryanto Ho and Yun Peng Halim 21-10, 21-12 to enter the quarterfinals. The Indians will now play Chinese Bo Zheng and Jin Ma.

According to the information received here, Anand warded off a stiff challenge from 16th seed Dane Hans-Kristian Vittinghus to win 21-14, 18-21, 21-12 in the third round Thursday. Anand will next meet Chinese Weijie Gong, who shocked sixth seeded Japanese Sho Sasaki 21-15, 21-18.

Sridhar, seeded 15th, was shown the door by third seed Malaysian 21-16, 21-18 Choong Hann Wong while ninth-seeded Bhat went down fighting to fifth-seeded Briton Andrew Smith 16-21, 21-11, 21-19.

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