In the men’s singles quarters, his victim was Ravindra Kotiyan, whom he beat 11-8, 8-11, 11-6, 15-13, 13-11.

In the youth boys quarters, top seeded Nishaad scored an equally impressive 11-7, 11-5, 12-10, 11-5 win over Bhuvitavya Shah.

Meanwhile, India No 8 Aman Balgu, the men’s top seed, was given a scare by Chandrashekhar Gole before Aman triumphed 11-6, 3-11, 11-8, 11-7, 9-11, 11-6.

However, for Noel Pinto and Eric Fernandes, the second and third seeds respectively, there were no hiccups as both sailed into the semis with a commanding straight games wins.