In another match, Sameer fought tooth and nail against Chou Tien-Chen of Taiwan but succumbed 10-21,21-15,15-21. After going down in the first game, the Indian player pulled back the second only to lose in the decider.
Meanwhile, in the mixed doubles, the pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Sikki Reddy ended their campaign after going down to Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai of Thailand 14-21, 16-21 in the quarter-final stage.
Okuhara hardly broke a sweat to defeat 21-8, 21-13 India's Saina Nehwal, who played her second tournament after recovering from acute gastroenteritis.
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