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Indian commuters reach the quarter-finals of the Thomas Cup with a 5-0 victory over Tahiti, for the first time since 2010


B Sai Praneeth started the proceedings with a 21-5, 21-6 victory over Louis Beaubois.© AFP

The Indian men’s badminton team Tahiti hammered 5-0 in a Group C match for the quarterfinals of the current Thomas Cup in Aarhus for the first time since 2010. It was a second consecutive 5-0 victory for India. The team beat the Netherlands on Sunday by the same margin. Tuesday’s victory over the island nation ensured that India finished in the top two in the four-team Group C. B Sai Praneeth started the proceedings with a 21-5 21-6 victory over Louis Beaubois in just 23 minutes in the first singles game.

Sameer Verma makes it 2-0 with an easy 21-12 21-12 victory over Remi Rossi in 41 minutes. Kiran George clinched the equalizer for India with a 21-4 21-2 win over Elias Maublanc in the third men’s singles that came through in just 15 minutes.

In the unimportant doubles matches, the pair Krishna Prasad and Vishnu Vardhan achieved a 21-8 victory 21-7 in 21 minutes.

In the last doubles match of the day, Satwiksairaj beat Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty Maublanc and Heiva Yvonet 21-5 21-3. This is the first time since 2010 that the Indian men’s team has reached the quarterfinals of the tournament.

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At the time, they lost to Indonesia in the quarters. The Indian women’s team also reached the Uber Cup quarter-finals after beating Scotland 3-1 on Tuesday.

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