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Arvind Bhat in quarter-finals of Dutch Open

October 10, 2013 20:00 IST

Indian shuttler Arvind Bhat entered the quarter-finals of the Dutch Open Badminton Championships, beating Sweden's Gabriel Ulldahl in straight games in a third round encounter on Thursday.

The 15th seeded Indian won 21-14, 21-18 in just 31 minutes to set-up a last eight clash with Nan Wei of Hong Kong.

Wei beat Henri Huskainen of Sweden 21-18, 21-17 in another third round match.

It was a taxing day for Bhat as he had to play two matches. The first was close. He came from behind to beat Hsu Jui Ting of Chinese Taipei to move into the third round.

The 15th seeded former National champion lost the first game 22-24 despite starting off well. However, that did not deter the 34-year-old Indian as he quickly made amends and bagged the next one 21-13.

Bhat, who got a first round bye, followed it up with a 21-19 scoreline in the final game, to clinch the second round match that lasted little over an hour.