Gurusaidutt enter main draw of Singapore Open
Singapore, Jul 17 (PTI) Former Commonwealth Games bronze medallist RMV Gurusaidutt notched up successive victories in the men's singles qualifiers to progress to the main draw of the USD 355,000 Singapore Open World Tour Super 500 here today.
On a comeback trail after recovering from injuries, Gurusaidutt beat Italy's Rosario Maddaloni 21-7 21-10 in the opening round before dumping Malaysian fourth Leong Jun Hao 21-18 21-18 in the second match to enter the main draw.
He will face China's Qiao Bin tomorrow.
Mixed doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa also made a positive start to their campaign as they defeated Indonesia duo of Andika Ramadiansyah and Mychelle Crhystine Bandaso 21-16 21-19 in the opening round.
Satwiksairaj and Ashwini will meet another Hong Kong combo of Chun Hei Reginald and Chau Hoi Wah next.
However, third seeded England combo of Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith ended the campaign of Venkat Gaurav Prasad and Juhi Dewangan 21-10 21-9 in another match