New Zealand Open 2017: 4 Indians in Round 3

New Zealand Open Grand Prix Gold 2017 Round 3 for India

India had a good outing on Day 2 at New Zealand Open Grand Prix Gold 2017 as the four seeds from India entered Round 3 of Men’s Singles guaranteeing at least one Quarterfinal spot as 7th seed Sourabh Verma play 15th seed Kashyap. 4th seed HS Prannoy and 16th seed Siril Verma were the other two winners for India today. While Prajakta Sawant lost both her doubles match today, Sahil Sipani lost Singles and Men’s Doubles. Pratul Joshi was the best Indian performer as he stretched the top seed showing future promises. Check today’s results, Round 3 schedule and head-to-head record against opponents. Indian challenge ended in Quarterfinals.

New Zealand Open 2017: Day 1 Report for Indians

Quarterfinal Results

    4th seed Prannoy lost to 11th seed Hsien 21-10 20-22 23-21.
    7th seed Saurabh Verma lost to unseeded Cheuk 21-19 21-16

Siril Verma and Kashyap lost in Round 3.

Day 2 Results for Indians
MS 2nd Round Won

    4th seed HS Prannoy def Firman (Indonesia) 23-21 21-18 in 53 minutes
    7th seed Sourabh Verma def Wibowo (Indonesia) 21-16 21-16 in 28 minutes
    15th seed Kashyap def Oscar Guo (New Zealand) 21-9 21-8 in 25 minnutes
    16th seed Siril Verma def Angga (Indonesia) 21-14 21-16 in 39 minutes


    MS Pratul Joshi lost to top seed Tzu Wei Wang (Taipei) 21-13 24-22 in 48 minutes
    MS Sahil Sipani lost to 11th seed Hsien (Taipei) 21-9 21-8 in 23 minutes
    MS Neeraj Vashisht lost to Anthony Joe (New Zealand) 21-16 21-13 in 27 minutes
    XD Prajakta Sawant / Yogendran (Malaysia) lost to Chinese pair 21-13 21-13 in 26 minutes
    WD Prajakta Sawant / Sanyogita Ghorpade lost to 4th seed Ayako/Yukiko (Japan) 21-15 21-18 in 37 minutes
    MD Sahil Sipani / Jagadish Yadav lost to Malaysian pair 21-12 21-16 in 22 minutes

Round 3 Schedule for Indians on Day 3

    4th seed HS Prannoy vs 10th seed Wei Nan (Hong Kong)
    7th seed Sourabh Verma vs 15th seed Kashyap
    16th seed Siril Verma vs Chia Hung Lu (Taipei)


    HS Prannoy has lost the only match played against Wei Nan. In 2014, he lost 9-21 21-17 18-21 at Malaysian Grand Prix Gold.
    Siril Verma has lost both the previous matches to Hung Lu when they met twice in 2015 at Junior events.
    Sourabh Verma and Kashyap will play their first international match against each other.

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