The Yonex Canada Open Badminton Championships 2013 is held from 16th July to 21st July 2013.
Arvind Bhat is the only Indian participating in it. He is given the 14th seeding in this tournament in the Mens Singles event.
Round 3 – Mens Singles
Arvind Bhat lost a hard fought three setter to fifth seeded Misbun Ramdan Mohmed Misbun from Malaysia 19-21, 21-17, 20-22
It was a close match from the start to finish. In the first set, while the Malaysian jumped up with a 3-0 lead, Arvind caught up well and went on to take the lead and maintain it for most part of the first set. In fact, Arvind led 19-16 at one time and then gave up five consecutive points to lose the first set 21-19.
In the second set, Arvind took the lead from the beginning, but when the Malaysian came back to lead 8-7 at one point, Arvind stepped up the gear and made sure from that point on, he never gave up the lead and closed the game at 21-17.
In the third set, it was a pendulum with each player getting just one or two points and then giving up the lead. The lead changed 12 times during this set and finally when it was 20-all, Misbun held on to his nerves to win 22-20.
Round 2 – Mens Singles
- Arvind Bhat defeated qualifier Jakob Kryczka from Canada in straight sets 21-10, 21-10. He now faces fifth seeded Misbun Ramdan Mohmed Misbun from Malaysia in the third round.
Round 1 – Mens Singles
- Arvind Bhat defeated Nathan Osborne of Canada in straight sets 21-13 21-18.