Anand Pawar enters Scottish Open quarterfinals

Bangalore, Nov 24 (UNI) Upcoming Indian shuttler Anand Pawar has entered into the quarterfinals of the Scottish Open Badminton championships being held at Glasgow.

Anand in his opening round upset Danish star Jan O Jorgensen in straight games 21-14, 23-21 and followed up with wins over Scott Evans (Ireland No 1 and World Ranked No.45) 21-14, 21-18 and French No 1 Erwin Kehlhoffner (21-13,21-19).

Anand, today will play Andrea Dabaka, the top Canadian in the quarterfinals.

Anand Pawar, a trainee of TATA Padukone Badminton Academy was based in Aarhus, Denmark, for the past 2 months training under Danish great Morten Frost. The Academy has sent Anup Sridhar and Anand Pawar to train under Morten and also play the European tournaments during October/November. Anup Sridhar had to cut short his training programme and return to India, after suffering a heel injury, according to a release from the Academy here.

In the women's singles, Aditi Mutatkar too made good progress beating Jill Pittard of England 22-20, 21-11 before losing to Japanese player Kanako Yonekura 16-21, 18-21 in the pre-quarter finals.


Story first published: Saturday, November 24, 2007, 14:33 [IST]
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