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Four Indians advance in Macau Open badminton

Source: PTI
August 18, 2009 21:37 IST
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Four Indian shuttlers, including P Kashyap and Chetan Anand, advanced to the second round of the of the Macau Open after contrasting wins even as two others were shown the door on Tuesday.

Kashyap, seeded 14th, beat Malaysian Chun Seang Tan 21-16, 22-20 in 30 minutes, while seventh seed Chetan defeated Kay Bin Yeoh 21-16, 21-16 in a 26-minute first round encounter.

RMV Gurusaidatt struggled his way to the second round after beating Wing Ki Wong of Hong Kong 22-20, 14-21, 21-17 in a 49-minute battle while 10th seed Arvind Bhat survived a scare from Malaysian Daren Liew before edging past him 17-21, 21-11, 21-9 in 45 minutes.

However, it was end of road for Ajay Jayaram and Olympian Anup Sridhar.

Ajay went down 13-21, 17-21 to Suppanyu Avihingsanon in just 25 minutes while Anup lost to 11th seed Chinese Long Chen 12-21, 15-21 in 30 minutes.

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