Posted on: October 18, 2013

Denmark Open: Saina Nehwal and R.M.V. Gurusaidutt crashed into the quarterfinals

By Antara Das

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Denmark Open: Saina Nehwal and R.M.V. Gurusaidutt crashed into the quarterfinals

Saina Nehwal and R.M.V. Gurusaidutt of India crashed into the quarterfinals by notching up victories comfortably at the $400,000 Denmark Open at the Odense Sports Park in Denmark on Thursday.
On the other side, the journey in the tournament for World No. 13 Parupalli Kashyap and Ajay Jayaram concluded in the men's singles 2nd round of the penultimate Super Series Premier event.
No doubt, defending champion Saina Nehwal apparently proceeded well on course to retain her title by getting the better of her inexperienced Scottish rival Kristy Gilmour in a 2nd round tie. Notably, the Hyderabadi won by 21-12, 21-7 in a span of not more than half an hour.
Interestingly, the World No. 4 as well as fourth seeded Indian compelled her rival to commit errors. Undoubtedly skill wise, Saina was quite ahead of the Scot and utilized remarkable drops at the net to march ahead.
Previously, World No. 24 Gurusaidutt won by 21-15, 21-16 in 35 minutes to stretch his lead to 3-1 in career matches over compatriot as well as friend Ajay Jayaram. At present, Gurusaidutt has a tough task to perform as he is scheduled to lock horns with third seed Du Pengyu of China. Anyway, the Indian can console himself from the fact that he sneaked past the Chinese in Hong Kong 2 years ago in their only head-to-head contention.
On the other hand, London Olympics quarter-finalist Kashyap was completely out of track as he could not elevate his game to the level of World No. 5 plus local favorite Jan O Jorgensen. O Jorgensen, who was Kashyap's teammate in the Indian Badminton League franchise Banga Beats, was apparently in control right from the beginning and won by 21-11, 21-15 in 35 minutes, raising his record to 3-1 over the Indian.

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