India storm into Thomas Cup badminton quarter-finals in Denmark

The Indian men's team enjoyed a comfortable outing in the Thomas Cup as they thrashed the team from Tahiti by 5-0 at the Ceres Arena in Aarhus in their Group C tie.

With this dominant win, India has stormed into the quarter-finals of the tournament. For the first match of the tie, the 2019 World Badminton Championships bronze medallist B Sai Praneeth was the first to take the court as he beat Louis Beaubio 21-5, 21-6.

Later, Sameer Verma made quick work of Remi Rossi 21-12, 21-12 for India. India's Kiran George then registered a 21-4, 21-2 win over Elias Maublanc to seal the tie for his side. All it took was 15 minutes for the Indian shuttler to get the job done.

Having sealed the tie with a 3-0 lead, the Indians never took their foot off the paddle as the doubles pair of Krishna Garag and Vishnu Panjala beat Glen Lefoll and Remi Rossi 21-8, 21-7 while the Tokyo Olympian Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy got the better of Elias Maublanc and Heiva Yvonet 21-5, 21-3 in the other two matches of the tie.

India will now play China in the final group match on October 14.


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