Thomas and Uber Cup: Indian men shuttlers reach quarterfinals with 5-0 win over Tahiti

Thomas and Uber Cup: Indian males shuttlers attain quarterfinals with 5-0 win over Tahiti

File photo of B Sai Praneeth.
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File photograph of B Sai Praneeth.

The Indian males’s badminton crew hammered Tahiti 5-0 in a Group C match to enter the quarterfinals of the continuing Thomas Cup in Aarhus (Denmark) for the primary time since 2010.

It was a second straight 5-0 win for India, the crew having overwhelmed the Netherlands with an equivalent margin on Sunday. Tuesday’s win over the island nation ensured India’s end in top-two within the four-team Group C. India will tackle conventional powerhouse China within the remaining match on Wednesday.

B Sai Praneeth started the proceedings with a 21-5 21-6 win over Louis Beaubois within the simply 23 minutes within the opening singles.

Sameer Verma made it 2-0 with a straightforward 21-12 21-12 victory over Remi Rossi in 41 minutes. Kiran George sealed the tie for India with a 21-4 21-2 thrashing of Elias Maublanc within the third males’s singles that obtained over in solely quarter-hour.

Within the inconsequential doubles matches, the pair of Krishna Prasad and Vishnu Vardhan achieved a 21-8 21-7 win in 21 minutes. Within the remaining doubles match of the day, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty beat Maublanc and Heiva Yvonet 21-5 21-3.

It’s the first time since 2010 that the Indian males’s crew has made the quarterfinals of the match. Again then, they misplaced to Indonesia within the quarters. The Indian ladies’s crew additionally reached the Uber Cup quarterfinals after they beat Scotland 3-1 on Tuesday.

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