Sourabh Verma and RMV Gurusai Datt took Indian challenge to third round of Indian Open 2011 Super Series when they won their 2nd round matches. Sourabh created another major upset by knocking out 7th seed Kenichi Tago of Japan.
Other Indian Results
P Kashyap lost to 2nd seed Indonesian Taufik Hidayat in 39 minutes, 17-21, 19-21.
Pradnya Gadre & Jyotshna Polavarapu of India lost to top seed Japanese pair Miyuki Maeda and Satoko Suetsuna in Women’s doubles 2nd round 21-8, 21-16, in 28 minutes.
Akshay Dewalkar and Pradnya Gadre lost to 5th seed Malaysian pair Peng Soon Chan and Liu Ying Goh in 43 minutes, 21-18, 22-24, 21-12.
Pranav Chopra and Prajakta Sawant of India lost to 7th seed Indonesian pair Muhammad Rijal and Debby Susanto in 39 minutes. Indonesians won 21-11, 19-21, 21-13.
Sourabh Verma took 1 hour and 3 sets to create the upset. The final score reads 21-19 18-21 21-11. He will now meet the top seed Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia or Hyun Lee of Korea in 3rd round.
Break Up of Sourabh’s victory
Smash Winner 24, Kenichi had 21
Net Winner 9, Kenichi had 7
Clean Winner 14 , Kenichi had 10
Total points won 60, Kenichi won 51.
Gurusai Datt also needed 3 sets, but finished with the score of 21-13 14-21 21-13 in 47 minutes. He will meet 8th seed Hu Yun from Hongkong in the 3rd round.
Break Up of Gurusai’s Victory
8 Smash winner, Yuhan had 13
17 Net winner, Yuhan had 10
26 Clear winner, Yuhan had 21
56 Total points, Yuhan won 47