Paul to face local hero in India

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Paul Stimpson

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Paul Drinkhall is through to the India Open quarter-finals – where he will face the host nation’s No 1 player.

Drinkhall, seeded sixth, today looked sharp in defeating Germany’s Ruwen Filus 4-1, making a fast start and showing patience when required in a tactically astute performance.

He will face 11th seed and world No 59 Sharath Kamal Achanta, who overcame Japan’s fourth seed Yuto Muramatsu in five.

Results

Men's Singles

Round of 16
  • Paul Drinkhall bt Ruwen Filus (GER) 4-1 (11-4, 16-14, 11-8, 6-11, 11-5)

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