After having a mixed season, second seed and World No 48 shuttler RMV Gurusaidutt of Andhra Pradesh wants to end the year on a winning note.
Gurusaidutt in full flow at the Tata Open Pic/Bipin Kokate
And he seemed right on track as he took just 19 minutes to wrap up his quarter-final against Aditya Prakash of Karnataka 21-15, 21-7 to set up a last four clash against Indonesian Shesar Hiren Rushtavito in the Tata Open India International Challenge at the National Sports Club of India (NSCI) courts yesterday.
"I have scored some upsets this year at the Super Series events in Vietman, Hong Kong and China but I've not come close to winning any major title. But I've come here with the aim of winning the title. I was unable to achieve my aim of breaking into the top 30 due to a hip injury, but I hope do well next year," the 21-year-old told MiD DAY yesterday.
Alamsyah Yunus will take on No 3 Arvind Bhat in the other semi-final. In the women's singles, Sayali Gokhale will meet defending champ PC Thulasi, while No 2 PV Sindhu will face Hong Kong's No 3 Chan Tsz Ka.