Dutch Open: Indian hopes in men’s doubles category come to an end

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The 38th ranked Indian pair of Akshay Dewalkar and Pranaav Jerry Chopra lost a tight match in their Men’s doubles match at the Yonex Dutch Open at the Topsportcentrum Almere, Almere, The Netherlands. On Thursday, 10th October 2013, the Indian pair of Akshay and Pranaav was up against the Indonesian pair of Berry Angriawan and Ricky Karanda Suwardi. The Indonesian Pair dominated throughout the first game of the match. The first game went for a deuce and the Indonesian pair clinched the game by 22-20.

In the second game of the match, the Indian pair was leading marginally by 3-2 in the beginning, meanwhile the Indonesian players reverted back strongly to their form and dominated throughout the rest of the game finishing with a victory. The final score of the match was 22-20 and 21-18 favoring the Indonesian pair.

With the result of this crucial game, Indian hopes in this category are nailed out as this was the only pair representing India in the Men’s Doubles Category of Yonex Dutch Open 2013. This contest managed to last for 31 minutes and was interesting throughout.

Earlier in the morning, the Indonesian Pair of Berry and Ricky registered a victory against the Dutch pair of Nico Hermans and Ruben Wijnands. The match took place at the Topsport Centre – 4 and was an easy task for the Indonesian pair. They Dominated from the very first game and registered a win by 21-9. Their dominance continued in the second game where the opponents tried to come back, but ultimately lost the game by 15-21.

On the other hand, 15th seeded Indian smasher Arvind Bhat continued his winning streak in the Men’s Singles category. The world number 88 Bhat registered victory in his 3rd round match against Swedish shuttler Gabriel Ulldahl by 21-14 and 21-18 in a 31-minute clash between the two. He kept Indian hopes alive by entering the prestigious quarterfinals of Men’s Singles category.

Edited by Staff Editor


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