India’s 1st Junior World No. 1 Aditya Joshi Enters QF of Thailand Masters 2017

Aditya Joshi

Aditya Joshi registered his first win over Pratul Joshi in 3 matches as he entered the quarterfinals of Thailand Masters 2017. Pratul had won before in 2016 at Bahrain, and 2012 Junior tournament. He will play local boy Kantaphon for a place in semifinals. In World ranking Aditya is ranked 4 places ahead of his opponent from Thailand. The first male Indian to be ranked No. 1 junior in World (2014), 20 year old Aditya is at 138 in BWF ranking. Ranked 142, Kantaphon has knocked out 16th seed Indonesian to reach QF. 5 Indians have participated only in Men’s Singles event of Princess Sirivannavari Thailand Masters 2017.

Round 3: Aditya Joshi def Pratul Joshi 21-19 21-10 in 36 minutes to enter QF.
In Quarterfinals of Thailand Masters 2017, Aditya played Kantaphon from Thailand first time in his career. He lost QF 21-12 21-11.

Results for Indians till Quarterfinals
Round 2

    Aditya Joshi def 4th seed Jonatan Christie (Indonesia) 21-16 21-19 in 39 minutes
    Pratul Joshi def Kittipong (Thailand) 21-16 16-21 21-12 in 56 minutes.

Round 1

    Pratul Joshi def Pachaarapol (Thailand) 21-12 21-10
    Aditya Joshi def Weeraphet (Thailand) 21-12 21-19
    Hemanth M Gowda lost to Kunlavut Vitidsran (Thailand) 21-9 21-7
    Arun Kumar Ashok Kumar lost to Koki (Japan) 18-21 21-8 21-5
    Abhishek Yelegar lost to Saptura (Indonesia) 21-8 21-14
    11th seed Sourabh Varma walkover
    8th seed Sameerr Verma walkover

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