Indonesian Open: Guru, Ajay in main draw

Jakarta: Guru Sai Dutt and Ajay Jayaram of India qualified for the main draw of the Indonesian Open Super Series that will begin on Wednesday. Mumbai boy Anand Pawar, however, fell in the first round of qualification.
Guru and Jayaram won their two qualification matches. Guru overcame Wee Chung Pei of Malaysia 21-18 21-18 in the first round, before dismissing Wong Jiann, also of Malaysia, 21-13 21-12 to seal a berth against Hong Kong’s Yan Kit Chan in the first round of the main draw.
Ajay Jayaram won two tough matches, against Kevin Cordon 22-20 18-21 21-18 and Shuhei Hayasaki (Japan) 21-11 13-21 21-18, to earn a slot against teammate Chetan Anand. Anand Pawar had earlier fallen to Hayasaki in the first match.
P Kashyap, who reached the semifinals of the Singapore Open last week, will take on second seed Taufik Hidayat in the first round. Singapore Open winner Saina Nehwal will play Korean Sung Ji Hyun up first, while Aditi Mutatkar faces off against Yip Pui Yin of Hong Kong. There are no Indian representatives in the doubles events.

About badmintonmania

Sometimes I wonder if I'm the Indian in Thoreau's Walden who makes cane baskets and is surprised nobody wants them. A. was talking about discipline when she said: "But Dev, if you want to move ahead in life, you'll have to be like that," and she may as well have defined everything else for me. I've played the low percentage game for too long to believe there's anything in it but the romance; the odds keep getting jacked up higher and higher; and you may be a good Idealist but a worse Fool.
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