Indian shuttler Anand Pawar stormed into the semifinals of the Brazil Open Grand Prix after defeating Canada’s B. R. Sankeerth in the men’s singles competition here today.
Fourth seed Pawar, who is the only Indian competing in men’s singles, thrashed Sankeerth 21-8, 21-10 in a lop-sided 39-minute match to set up a clash with second seed Misha Zilberman of Israel.
In mixed doubles, top seeds Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N.Sikki Reddy will take on Brazil’s Matheus Voigt and Bianca De Oliveira Lima to earn a place in the semifinals.
Men’s doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy and women’s singles player Saili Rane had withdrawn from the tournament.
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