Indian shuttlers reach Thomas Cup quarterfinals with 5-0 win over Tahiti, first time since 2010 | Badminton News – Times of India

Aarhus: The Indian men’s badminton team defeated Tahiti 5-0 in a Group C match in the quarter-finals of the ongoing Thomas Cup for the first time since 2010.
On Sunday, the team defeated the Netherlands by an equal margin to win the second consecutive 5-0 for India.
Tuesday’s victory over the island nation ensured India’s place in the top-2 of the four-team Group C.

B Sai Pranith started the opening singles with a 21-51-1-6 win over Louis Beauvoys in just 2 minutes.
Sameer Verma made it 2-0 in the Rem1 minute with an easy 21-21-12 win over Remy Rossi.
Kiran George sealed the tie for India in the third men’s singles by defeating Elias Maublank 21-4 21-2 which ended in just 15 minutes.

In an outstanding doubles match, Krishna Prasad and Vishnu Vardhan won 21-8 21-7-7 in 21 minutes.
In the final doubles match of the day, Satviksairaj defeated Rankireddy and Chirag Sethi Maublank and Heva Ivanet 21-5 21-3.
This is the first time since 2010 that the Indian men’s team has reached the quarter-finals of the tournament. They then lost to Indonesia in the quarterfinals.
The Indian women’s team also advanced to the quarter-finals of the Uber Cup after beating Scotland 1-1 on Tuesday.


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