Gurusaidutt and Verma reach main draw

Gurusaidutt, who reached the quarter-finals of the Polish Open last week, beat USA's Sattawat Pongnairat 21-14, 21-9 in his first qualifier. 

However, he had a tougher time against Thailand's Thammasin Sitthikom as he lost the first game. But, he rallied back to win the next two games and subsequently won the match 16-21, 21-14, 21-10. 

Gurusaidutt will play South Korea's Lee Dong Keun in the first round of the competition.

Verma meanwhile took down former world junior champion Zulfadli Zulkiffli of Malaysia 21-14, 23-21 before going on to defeat compatriot Abhishek Yeligar 21-14, 21-11. 

Verma will face number five seed Hans-Kristian Vittinghus of Denmark in the first round of the tournament. 

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