In Badminton, three Indians progressed to the quarterfinals of Swiss Open tournament being held in Basel, Switzerland. Sai Praneeth and Subhankar Dey advanced to the men’s singles quarterfinals while Riya Mookerjee made it to the quarterfinals of women’s singles.
Praneeth defeated compatriot Sameer Verma and will take on L Corvee of France. Dey registered a hard-fought win over Jonatan Christie of Indonesia. He will face Chen Long of China next. However, it was curtains for Parupalli Kashyap as he lost to Mark Caljouw of Netherlands in two straight games.
In women’s singles, Riya Mookerjee progressed to the quarter-finals after her opponent Mitchell Li retired hurt. The young Indian will face Chen Y F of China in the quarterfinals.