Tag: Ajay Jayaram

Sindhu reaches quarters; Jayaram knocked out

Wuhan, Apr 27: Rio Games silver medallist P V Sindhu notched up a 21-14, 21-15 win over unseeded Japanese Aya Ohori to sail into the quarterfinals of the Badminton Asia Championships here at at the Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium on Thursday.

The third ranked player decimated her opponent in the World with another clinical performance in the second round match that lasted just 40 minutes. Sindhu had defeated Indonesia ‘s Dinar Dyah Ayustine 21-8, 21-18 in the first round of the continental Championship.

However, In the men’s event, it was curtains for Ajay Jayaram after losing 19-21, 10-21 to Chinese Taipei’s Hsu Jen Hao. The Indian had caused a major upset in the first round,when he defeated fifth seed Tian Houwei of China.

The 21-year-old Sindhu is now the only Indian left in fray. In the quarterfinals, she will take on He Bingjiao of China.

London Games bronze medallist Saina Nehwal, HS Prannoy and the doubles pairs are already out of the tournament, following their loss on the opening day yesterday.

 

India fields 8 member team in Asian Badminton Championship 2017

Wuhan, Apr 25: India have fielded an eight member strong team in the Asian Badminton Championship 2017, which begins today.

Indian team for Asian Badminton Championship

  • Women’s Singles – 2 (P.V. Sindhu & Saina Nehwal)
  • Men’s Singles – 2 (Ajay Jayaram & H.S. Prannoy)
  • Women’s Doubles – 2 (Ashwini Ponappa/ Sikki Reddy & Poorvisha/Meghana)
  • Men’s Doubles – 1 (Manu Attri/Sumeeth Reddy)
  • Mixed Doubles – 1 (Pranav Chopra/Sikki Reddy)

P.V. Sindhu will be the biggest medal hope for India, as most of the players find themselves tough draws. Last year, Saina Nehwal was the only medal winner in Asian Badminton Championship for India where she finished with Bronze medal. Repeating the things will be quite difficult for Saina as her form is not so great this year & she would meet World no.1 Tai Tzu Ying in the Quaterfinals, making the road more difficult for Former World no.1.

While in the second half of Womens singles category, No.4 seeded P.V. Sindhu has quite a easy draw but she can meet No.6 seed Thailand’s Ratchenok Intanon in semi-finals ! All Indian eyes would be on Sindhu as she will be the biggest medal hope for India in Asian Championship.

Road looks difficult in Men’s Singles too as both the Indian players will be up against seeded players, Ajay Jayaram will start his campaign against fifth seed Tian Houwei of China while H.S. Prannoy will face eighth seed Ng ka Long of Hong Kong.

In Women Doubles Indian pair of Ashwini & Reddy will be up against unseeded Korean pair & if they surpass the Korean Challenge, World no.1 pair of Misaki & Ayaka Takashaki would be waiting for them in second round. Another Indian pair of Meghana & Poorvisha will take on second seed Korean pair of Jung kyung & Shin Seung.

In Men Doubles, Manu Attri & Sumeeth Reddy will face a tough challenge from 5th seed Chinese pair of Fu Haifeng & Zhang Nan.

Indian Mixed Doubles pair will also have a mountain to climb as they will be up against No.1 seed Chinese team of Zheng Siwei & Chen Qingchen in the first round.

Mixed day for Indians at All England

Birmingham, Mar 8: P.V. Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and H.S. Prannoy advanced to the second round of the All England Open Badminton Championships 2017 here on Wednesday.

PV Sindhu beat Denmark’s Mette Poulson in straight games 21-11, 21-10 in 29 minutes. In the round of 16, she will meet Dinar Dyah Ayustine of Indonesia.

Former world number one, Saina Nehwal knocked out defending champion Nozomi Okuhara of Japan 21-15, 21-14. In the next round she will meet Fabienne Deprez.

In Mens singles, HS Prannoy won a three set thriller against Quiao Bin of China 17-21, 22-20, 21-19. The match that lasted an hour and 22 minutes. In the next round he will face 7th ranked Houwei Tian. Other, there was disappointment for India in other men’s singles matches as Kidambi Srikanth suffered a first-round exit at the hands of China’s Zhao Junpeng 19-21, 21-19, 12-21. Another Indian in the fray, Ajay Jayaram was sent home packing by Huang Yuxiang of China in straight games 21-19, 21-13.

Earlier in the day, Jakkampudi Meghana and Poorvisha Ram lost to Chinese Taipei pair of Hsu Ya Ching and Wu Ti Jung 21-19. 21-12. In men’s doubles, Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy went down fighting to qualifiers  Peter Briggs and Tom Wolfenden in a 47 minute encounter.

All England Open Badminton Championships 2017 is being at the Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham.

Results:

Men’s Singles:-

HS Pronnoy beat Quiao Bin (China) 17-21, 22-20, 21-19; Kidambi Srikanth lost to Zhao Junpeng (China) 19-21, 21-19, 12-21; Ajay Jayaram lost to Huang Yuxiang (China) 19-21,13-21

Women’s Singles:-

PV Sindhu beat Mette Poulson (Denmark) 21-11,21-10; Saina Nehwal beat Nozomi Okuhara (Japan) 21-15,21-14

Men’s Doubles

Manu Attri / B. Sumeeth Reddy lost to Peter Briggs / Tom Wolfenden (Denmark) 19-21, 21-10, 18-21

Women’s Doubles

Jakkampudi Meghana / Poorvisha Ram lost to Hsu Ya Ching/Wu Ti Jung 19-21, 12-21

Saina on course at the Malaysia Masters singles title

Sarawak, Jan 20: Top seed Saina Nehwal advanced to the semifinals of the USD 120,000 Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament here on Friday.

In the quarter finals, former World No 1 beat eighth seed Indonesia’s Fitriani Fitriani in straight games 21-15, 21-14 in a 40-minute contest. This was the Saina’s third win over the World No. 40.

Saina was slow to get off the mark as Indonesian quickly raced to a 4-0 lead. The Indian was trailing 6-11 at the interval. However, she soon started gathering points after the break and caught up with Fitriani at 12-12. Saina soon jumped to a 16-14 lead and then won five straight points to seal the opening game.

In the second game, Saina continued with her dominating show as she took a 4-2 lead early on and then jumped to a 9-5 advantage before entering the breather at 11-6. Yin gave a fightback after the interval and narrowed down the gap to 12-13 but Saina soon marched ahead and pocket the match.

The London Olympics bronze medalist will face Hong Kong’s Yip Pui Yin in the semifinals.

In the men’s singles, World No. 19 Ajay Jayaram found the going tough against Indonesia’s Anthony Sinisuka Ginting, who beat the sixth seeded Indian 21-13 21-8 in just 28 minutes.

This was Indian’s third defeat to the Ginting, having lost to him at Hyderabad Asia Team Championship and French Open as well.

Saina and Ajay advance into the quarters

Sarawak, Jan 19: Saina Nehwal and Ajay Jayaram moved into the quarterfinals of Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold Badminton tournament at Sibu Indoor Stadium on Thursday.

Former world number one Saina defeated Hanna Ramadini of Indonesia in straight games 21-17, 21-12 in 42 minutes. Sixth seed Jayaram dismissed Chinese Taipei’s Hsueh Hsuan Yi 21-12, 15-21, 21-15.

However, there was disappointment in Men’s doubles for third seed Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy, as the duo were upset by the unseeded Indonesian pair of Hendra Arpida Gunawan and Markis Kido 17-21, 21-18, 12-21.

Results involving Indians:

Mens’s Singles: Ajay Jayaram dismissed Chinese Taipei’s Hsueh Hsuan Yi 21-12, 15-21, 21-15

Womens’s Singles: Saina Nehwal beat Hanna Ramadini 21-17, 21-12

Mens’s Doubles: Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy lost to Hendra Arpida Gunawan and Markis Kido (Indonesia) 17-21, 21-18, 12-21, Law Cheuk Him & Lee Chun Hei Reginald (Hong Kong) beat Arjun & Ramchandran Shlok 21-14, 21-17

Womens’s Doubles: Aparna Balan & Prajakta Sawant lost to Chiang Kai Hsin & Hung Shih Han (Chinese Taipei) 18-21, 14-21.

Mixed Doubles:  Manu Attri and Jwala Gutta lost to Tontowi Ahmad & Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja (Indonesia) 18-21, 10-21, Yong Kai Terry Hee & Wei Han Tan (Singapore) beat Prajakta Sawant & Yogendran Khrishnan 21-17, 21-17

Good day for India at Hong Kong Open

Hong Kong, 24 Nov: Four out of five Indian left in fray today advanced to the Quarter-finals of Yonex Sunrise Hong Kong Open 2016.

Sameer Verma, Ajay Jayaram, Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu won their respective matches in contrasting styles to move into the next round.

Meanwhile, HS Pranoy lost to Chong Wei Feng of Malaysia, after winning the first set.

Important Results – Round of 16:

Men’s Singles:

H.S. Prannoy lost to Chong Wei Feng (Malaysia) 21 – 15 , 11 – 21 , 15 – 21

Sameer Verma beat Kazumasa Sakai (Japan) 19 – 21, 21 – 15, 21 – 11

Ajay Jayaram beat Huang Yuxiang (China) 21 – 18, 21 – 19

Women’s Singles:

Saina Nehwal beat Sayaka Sato (Japan) 21 – 18, 9 – 21, 21 – 16

P V Sindhu beat Hsu Ya Ching (Chinese Taipei) 21 – 10, 21 – 14