Anand Pawar reaches quarter-final of German Open badminton

It was curtains for senior shuttler Arvind Bhat, who suffered a 10-21, 16-21 loss to Ponsana in another men's singles match which lasted for just over half an hour.

updated: March 01, 2013 10:59 IST
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New Delhi: Indian shuttler Anand Pawar eased past Hsuan Yi Hsueh of Taipei in straight games to storm into the men's singles quarterfinals of the German Open badminton championship in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany on Thursday.

World number 51 Anand took just 29 minutes to get the better of Hsueh 21-15 21-13 in the round of 16.

Anand will now face the winners of the match between second seed Boonsak Ponsana of Thailand and 16th seed Niluka Karunaratne of Sri Lanka.

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