Shuttlers Pawar, Bhat progress in German Open
Mülheim an der Ruhr (Germany), Feb 26 (IANS) Indian shuttlers Anand Pawar and Arvind Bhat progressed to the third round of the men’s singles of the $120,000 German Open Grand Prix Gold at the RWE-Sporthalle here Wednesday.
While World No.34 Pawar of Mumbai expectedly beat Slovenian Iztok Utrosa 21-16, 21-12 in 28 minutes, former national champion Bhat caused a big upset by overcoming Hong Kong third seed and World No.10 Yun Hu 21-17, 16-21, 21-11 in 59 minutes.
Later in the day, P.C. Thulasi and Arundhati Pantawane will play their women’s singles first round matches while H.S. Prannoy will take on compatriot and ninth seed Parupalli Kashyap in a men’s singles second round clash.