New Delhi: Defending champion Saina Nehwal reached the quarterfinals without breaking much sweat but it was RMV Gurusaidutt who made heads turn on Thursday as he stunned World No. 9 Pengyu Du of China in a thrilling three-game match in the Hong Kong Super Series.
A day after Ajay Jayaram sent World No. 6 Sho Sasaki of Japan packing, Gurusaidutt emulated his teammate with a stunning 15-21 21-7 21-13 victory over Pengyu in a battle which lasted 56 minutes.
The 21-year-old Andhra lad will face another formidable opponent in World No. 2 Chinese Chen Long in the quarterfinals on Friday.