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Satish qualifies for pre-quarters of BWF World Senior C'ships

54   //    12 Sep 2017, 20:00 IST

Kochi, Sep 12 (PTI) Satish Anand pulled off a stunning victory over England's Peter Emptage in +65 men's singles category to enter the pre-quarterfinals of the BWF World Senior Championships here today.

Satish, taking on the 5/8 seeded Emptage, was in supreme form and wrapped up the match 21-19, 21-14 in 20 minutes to cause the first major upset in the tournament. He will now face Sin Oong Ong of Malaysia in a bid to earn a spot in the last eight.

Hubert Miranda also booked his spot in the round of 16 with a comprehensive straight games victory over Noriaki Imai of Japan. The 5/8 seeded Indian took just over 20 minutes to seal the deal 21-14, 21-12 to move into the next round.

In another match in the +45 men's singles category, Jaison Xavier registered an easy 21-4, 21-8 victory over Sebastien Grad of France to qualify for the round of 16. He will take on the 3/4 seeded Tamas Gebhard of France.

Vijay Sharma also kept his hopes alive in the tournament as he posted 21-4, 21-8 victory over the Russian Dmitry Makarenkov. He will now face 5/8 seeded Justin Andrews in the pre-quarters of the +45 age men

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