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India’s campaign over at Australian Open GP

India’s campaign at the Australian Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament ended today after R M V 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. Gurusaidutt was hardly a match to the world number one shuttler in the opener, as the Indian was playing the catching up game.

But in the second game, Gurusaidutt got his act together to pose a huge challenge to Chong Wei. Sai Dutt won the second game and then surrendered tamely in the decider to bow out.

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