GLASGOW: Indian shuttler Anand Pawar entered the men’s singles Quarter finals as Aditya Prakash also from India crashed out of the $50,000 Scottish Open Grand Prix here, losing his first round match at the Emirates Arena.
Anand Pawar, seeded Eleventh here needed 43 minutes for a win against Kieran Merrilees 21-18, 21-18 on Wednesday to move up the ladder for the second round.
In the first game, Anand was well in lead throughout the game, even though Kieran was moving close to Anand the lead at all stages in the first game made Anand relax out of pressure to as he registered a comfortable win over the local lad 21-18.
In the second game, Kieran caught up with Anand’s caore at three junctors, 14-14, 5-15 and 17-17. After which Pawar moved to the match point as Kieran managed to close with Pawar with a single point. Anand had no trouble in pocketing the next match point in his favour to end the battle at 21-18.
This is Pawars second win over the scot in as many matches.
Anand pawar also won his second round match against Alen Roj of Slovenia 21-17, 21-15 in 36 minutes today on Thursday the 19th November 2015.
Anand managed to get past Alen after two places 2-2 and 3-3. However, again equalled the score at 16-16 by Alen. After this juncture, Anand had no problems by moving ahead with 4 straight points to 20-17. After which gained one more point to wind up the first game in his favour.
The second game also was a comfortable on for Anand, as he was always on the lead after 3-3 and never let his opponent come near him and clearly pocketing the second game at 21-15.
Aditya Prakash lost to Sam Parsons accounted of England 21-4, 22-20 in 28 minutes.
In the first game, Aditya was struggling to get the groove as he made several unforced errors to just hand over the game to the English player. Sam won the game comfortably 21-04, one of the low scores in an international match.
In the second, it was a different Aditya, who wanted to push to thedecider, but lost a small momemtum that landed the game in Sam’s favour, who also pocketed the game 22-20.