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Shuttlers Pawar, Bhat progress in German Open

Posted on Feb 26 2014 | IANS

Mulheim an der Ruhr (Germany), Feb 26 : Indian shuttlers Anand Pawar and Arvind Bhat progressed to the third round of the men's singles of the USD 120,000 German Open Grand Prix Gold at the RWE-Sporthalle here Wednesday.

While World No.34 Pawar of Mumbai expectedly beat Slovenian Iztok Utrosa 21-16, 21-12 in 28 minutes, former national champion Bhat caused a big upset by overcoming Hong Kong third seed and World No.10 Yun Hu 21-17, 16-21, 21-11 in 59 minutes.

Later in the day, P.C. Thulasi and Arundhati Pantawane will play their women's singles first round matches while H.S. Prannoy will take on compatriot and ninth seed Parupalli Kashyap in a men's singles second round clash.

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