Wednesday, March 2, 2011

German Open- Anand, Ajay advance

German Open badminton - Opening Round Results for Indians:
Here are some quick updates from the German Open Grand Prix Gold-2011 badminton tournament.

Womens Singles - Qualifying Rounds:
Aditi Mutatkar is out of the German Open. She won her first match but lost the second one that was needed to get into the main draw.
Aditi Mutatkar  defeated Carola Bott (GER)  21-18, 21-14
Aditi Mutatkar lost to Kwan Yi Mong (HKG)   14-21, 13-21

Mens Singles - Main Draw:
Anand Pawar and Ajay Jayaram have advanced to the 2nd round. However Anup Sridhar & Aditya Elango are out of the tournament after losing the first round.

Anup Sridhar lost to Dieter Domke (GER)   12-21, 17-21
Aditya Elango lost to Jen Hao Hsu (TPE) 9-21, 15-21

Ajay Jayaram defeated Daren Liew (MAS)  15-21, 21-18, 21-18
Ajay will be playing against Kiego Sonoda [JPN] in the next round. Kiego has came through to the main draw by playing the qualifying rounds, and has defeated 16th seeded Carl Baxter of England in the first round.

Anand Pawar defeated Ivan Sozonov (RUS) 21-18, 21-17.
Anand will be playing against 8th seed Zhengming Wang of China in the next round.
Zhengming is currently ranked 22nd in the world.  He had an amazing run in year 2010 & this year. He had started with a ranking of 244 in first week of 2010, and today he is at 22! Impressive run indeed. would be interesting to see how Anand fares against him..anything is possible.

3-Mar-2011 update:
Anand, Ajay go down fighting in second round

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