Chetan,Diju-Jwala reach quarters

Chetan Anand scripted a thrilling win over Denmark’s Hans-Kristian Vittinghus to be the lone Indian survivor as compatriots Anup Sridhar and Aravind Bhat bowed out....

Written by Press Trust Of India | New Delhi | Published:February 28, 2009 2:23 am

Chetan Anand scripted a thrilling win over Denmark’s Hans-Kristian Vittinghus to be the lone Indian survivor as compatriots Anup Sridhar and Aravind Bhat bowed out in the third round of the Yonex German Open.

The second-seeded Chetan defeated Vittinghus 21-14 18-21 21-12 in a 45-minute contest late last night to set up a quarter-final clash with Weijie Gong of China.

National champion Bhat was the first to bow out after he lost 21-16 11-21 19-21 to fifth-seed Andrew Smith of England in a 50-minute gruelling encounter,according to information received here.

Sridhar also put up a fight but could not get past Choong Hann Wong. The third-seed Malaysian beat Sridhar 21-16 21-18 in just over half an hour.

Meanwhile,the Indian mixed doubles pair of V Diju and Jwala Gutta made short work of American duo Halim Haryanto Ho and Yun Peng 21-10 21-12 to reach the mixed doubles quarter-finals. The fourth-seeded Indians will meet Bo Zheng and Jin Ma of China for a place in the last four.

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