The best seed Subhankar Dey falls out of the Russian Open
VLADIVOSTOK (Russia): Top seed Subhankar Dey crashed out of the Russian Open The badminton tournament after suffering a defeat in the match against Japanese Kodai Naraoka in the third round of men's singles, on Thursday.
Subhankar lost 18-21, 18-21 against the unseeded Japanese to miss a place in the quarterfinals.
Rahul Yadav Chittaboina also retired after losing 21-16, 12-21, 14-21 to Pablo Abian of Spain.
But Siril Verma reached the quarterfinals with an easy victory 21-11, 21-7 over Miha Ivanic of Slovenia. He will face off against Indonesian fourth seed Ihsan Maulana Mustofa in the next round.
In the female singles, Rituparna Das He reached the quarterfinals even when his compatriot Vrushali Gummadi withdrew.
Rituparna surprised the fifth seed Ksenia Polikarpova of Israel 21-18, 21-7 to establish a clash against the main seed Kirsty Gilmour from Scotland
Vrushali, however, lost 21-19, 9-21, 12-21 to seventh seed Pai Yu Po of Chinese Taipei.
In the women's doubles, the best seeds, Meghana Jakkampudi and Poorvisha S Ram, entered the quarterfinals with a tough battle 13-21, 21-12, 21-15 over the local pair of Anastasiia Kurdyukova and Anastasiia Shapovalova.
It was a good day in the office for the Indians in the mixed doubles, as the sixth seeds Krishna Prasad Garaga and Poorvisha beat the Russian pair Matvei Manuylov Varvara Malik 21-5, 21-14.
The other Indian pair in mixed doubles, eight seeds Dhruv Kapila and Meghana defeated another Russian duo of Vladimir Nikulov and Anastasiia Semenova 13-21, 21-18, 22-20.