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Anand Pawar wins Austrian Open

Pawar, 21 defeated world number 60 Vladislav Druzchenko of Ukraine in straight sets in Vienna yesterday, a Tata Padukone Badminton Academy press release said.

other Updated: Feb 24, 2008 18:43 IST

Ace shuttler Anand Pawar has become only the second Indian to win Austrian Open men's singles crown.

Pawar, 21 defeated world number 60 Vladislav Druzchenko of Ukraine in straight sets in Vienna yesterday, a Tata Padukone Badminton Academy press release said.

Late Syed Modi was the first Indian to achieve the feat.

The win is expected to push the 124th ranked Pawar up the ranking ladder.