Canada Open Defending champions Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy reached the men’s doubles quarterfinals but HS Prannoy could not find a spot in men’s singles at the Canada Open Grand Prix on Friday.
Manu and Sumeeth beat the Korean duo of Choi Solgyu and Jae Hwan Kim 21-17, 17-21, 21-13. The contest lasted for 45 minutes. The victory means the third seeded Indian duo will clash against another Korean pair of Kim Won Ho and Seung Jae Seo.
Pranav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy, a set of another Indian duo in mixed doubles, too found a berth in the quarters with 21-11, 21-17 win over Netherlands pair of Robin Tabeling and Cheryl Seinen. They will cross swords with Korea’s Kim Won Ho and Shin Seung Chan.
Prannoy and the two other Indian counterparts could not suffered progress as they suffered defeats to crash out of the tournament in men’s singles.Indian shuttler Prannoy could not capitalise on an opening game advantage and went down 21-17, 14-21, 13-21 to Jeon Hyeok Jin of Korea. Karan Rajan Rajarajan lost 18-21, 14-21 to Japan’s Koki Watanabe.
Abhishek Yelegar could not get past Fifth seed Pablo Abian of Spain 21-15, 21-23, 21-14 in men’s single, while Commonwealth Games champion P Kashyap had lost 10-21, 21-10, 15-21 to Watanabe in the second round.