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Sameer Verma, Satwiksairaj, Ashwini Ponnappa enter quarterfinals of Thailand Open

India’s Sameer Verma stunned world no 17 Rasmus Gemke of Denmark in a second round match to advance to the men’s singles quarterfinals at the Toyota Thailand Open Super 1000 tournament. This was Sameer’s third victory over Gemke. Sameer will face Anders Antonsen of Denmark in the quarterfinals.

The mixed doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa also made it to the quarterfinals with a stunning 22-20 14-21 21-16 win over world no 17 German duo of Mark Lamsfuss and Isabel Herttrich in a match that lasted close to an hour.

HS Prannoy, failed to cross the second hurdle, going down 17-21 18-21 to Malaysia’s Daren Liew, a day after battling through pain to upstage Asian Games champion Jonatan Christie in a three-game match.

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