New Delhi: Chetan Anand scripted a thrilling win over Denmark’s Hans-Kristian Vittinghus to emerge as the lone Indian survivor even as compatriots Anup Sridhar and Arvind Bhatt bowed out in the third round of the Yonex German Open.
The second-seeded Chetan defeated Vittinghus 21-14, 18-21, 21-12 in a 45-minute contest late last night. Playing in the third round, National champion Arvind was the first to bow out after he lost 21-16, 11-21, 19-21 to fifth-seed Andrew Smith of England in a 50-minute gruelling encounter, according to information received here.
Sridhar also put up a fight but could not get past Choong Hann Wong. The third-seed Malaysian beat the India 21-16, 21-18 in just over half an hour. Meanwhile, the Indian pair of V. Diju and Jwala Gutta made short work of American duo Halim Haryanto Ho and Yun Peng 21-10, 21-12 to reach the mixed doubles quarterfinals. — PTI