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Tandon shocks seeded Richards to enter last eight

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Six-time former junior national champion Tandon upset eighth seed of England with surprising ease to enter the quarter finals of the USD 70,000 International JSW Indian Circuit here on Wednesday.

Tandon, ranked 68 in the world, who upset 9/16 seed Joshua Masters, also of England, in the first round on Tuesday, took just 29 minutes to pack off Richards, globally ranked 20 on the professional circuit, 11-7, 11-1, 11-2 to enter the last eight.

"I enjoyed the match. Last year also I did well in this event, so I think it's something about mumbai. I like coming here, I have lot of friends here. So I am happy that I could perform well and I am looking forward to the quarter finals," said the who had made the quarters in the previous edition of this event too.

"I focus only on my game and I hopefully I will be able to perform well and play my best tomorrow," added the 26-year-old professional-turned pro who was a member of the country's squad last year in Gold Coast,

In two other second round matches, Iker Pajares Bernabeu of shocked seventh seed of 11-6, 7-11, 11-9, 11-7 after a 66-minute battle while Egypts number four seed Fares Dessouky ousted Englishman 11-7, 11 -5, 11-6 in 34 minutes.

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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 19:50 IST