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Hashim, Munawar and Sridhar maintain form

Hashim, Munawar and Sridhar maintain form

Admaja has no answer to veteran Malaysian’s brilliance

By Moni Mathews (principal Correspondent)

Published: Wed 10 Jun 2015, 11:51 AM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:13 PM

Former world quarterfinalist Anup Sridhar of India cruised to a comfortable win. — Supplied photo

Dubai — Malaysia’s former world top three and All-England champion Mohammad Hafiz bin Hashim, and India’s former world quarterfinalist Anup Sridhar, cruised to comfortable wins in the super league stage of the India Club 38th Global Hawk Imaging & Diagnostics LLC UAE Open Badminton Tournament.

In the late night fixtures on Tuesday in round two, the duo kept their win-loss record to 2-0 with clear cut verdicts over their Indonesian and Bahraini opponents.

Mohammad Hafiz bin Hashim defeated Imam Adi Kusuma Admaja 21-16, 21-7 in the first of the day’s matches while Sridhar put aside the challenge of Shuttle Time Dubai’s Bahrain national champion Jaffer Ebrahim 21-11, 21-9.

Indonesian Admaja, the ‘open’ category winner of the tournament during the weekend, could not stand up to the quick movements of the veteran Malaysian.

Also keeping a 2-0 win-loss standing was Dubai-based youngster Mohammed Munawar who brushed aside the mid sets resistance put up by Malaysia’s Zairul Hafiz bin Zainudin 21-14, 21-14.

India number 12 and Haryana champion, Ketan Chahal defeated India rated Siddharth Thakur 21-13, 10-21, 21-13 to bring his record to one-win-one-loss after losing in the opening round on Sunday night. In the men’s doubles super league, Indonesians Dea Adi Rangga and Kornelius Mujiono, both coaches here, shocked the seasoned former world rated Hafizs 21-15, 21-17.

Results: Super League 

Men’s singles: Muhammad Hafiz bin Hashim bt Imam Adi Kusuma Admaja 21-16, 21-7; Mohammed Munawar bt Zairul Hafiz bin Zainudin 21-14, 21-14; Harshit Agarwal bt Kornelius Mujiono 21-18, 21-18; Ketan Chahal bt Siddharth Thakur 21-13, 10-21, 21-13; Nur Izzuddin Bin Rumsani bt Nandagopal Kidambi 21-19, 23-25, 21-18; Mohit Kamat bt Mohammed Muanis 21-15, 21-9; Dea Adi Rangga bt Mohamad Razlan Shah 21-12, 21-14; Anup Sridhar bt Jaffer Ebrahim 21-11, 21-9.

Men’s doubles: Dea Adi Rangga / Kornelius Mujiono bt Muhammad Hafiz bin Hashim / Zairul Hafiz Bin Zainudin 21-15, 21-17; Mohammed Munawar / Nandagopal Kidambi bt Siddharth Thakur / Harshit Agarwal 21-14, 21-10; Nur Izzuddin Bin Rumsani / Mohamad Razlan Shah bt Ketan Chahal / Alex Eapen Tharakan 21-15, 21-13; Anup Sridhar / Mohit Kamat bt Imam Adi Kusuma Admaja / Jaffer Ebrahim 21-14, 21-19.

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