Sydney: India's campaign at the Australian Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament ended on Thursday after RMV Gurusaidutt and Anand Pawar lost their respective third round matches of the men's singles event here.
Eleventh seeded Gurusaidutt gave a tough fight to world number one Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia before going down 10-21 21-18 15-21 in a match that lasted a little less than an hour.
Pawar, seeded 14th, lost to fourth seed Wei Feng Chong of Malaysia 19-21 15-21 in just 41 minutes.
The other Indians in both the men's and women's categories had already crashed out of the tournament in earlier rounds....more
04:42 PM, Apr 04, 2013