Bangalore, Nov 24: Upcoming Indian shuttler Anand Pawar has entered into the quarterfinals of the Scottish Open Badminton Championships being held at Glasgow.
Anand in his opening round upset rising Danish star Jan O Jorgensen in straight games (21-14,23-21) and followed that up with wins over Scott Evans (Ireland No.1 and World Ranked No.45) 21-14,21-18 and French No.1 Erwin Kehlhoffner (21-13,21-19).
Anand on Saturday will play Andrea Dabaka the top Canadian in the quarterfinals.
Anand Pawar a trainee of TATA Padukone Badminton Academy has been based in Aarhus, Denmark for the past 2 months training under Danish great Morten Frost. Academy has sent Anup Sridhar and Anand Pawar to train under Morten and also play the European tournaments during October/November. Anup Sridhar had to cut short his training programme and return to India, due to a heel injury suffered, according to a release from the Academy.
In the Womens Singles, Aditi Mutatkar too made good progress beating Jill Pittard of England 22-20,21-11 before losing to Japanese player Kanako Yonekura 16-21,18-21 in the pre-quarter finals.