Indian challenge ended in 2nd round of the tournament on Feb 26. The only Indian winner in German Open history, Arvind Bhat was the defending Men’s Singles Champion of German Open. Earlier, at the ongoing German Open, after getting into the main draw through qualifiers, he has entered the 2nd round. India’s best Women’s Doubles pair Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa have also tasted success in first round. Ashwini, however, lost the 2nd round of Mixed Doubles event.
Results for Feb 26
- Jwala Gutta/Ashwini Ponnappa lost to 4th seed Taipei pair Lee So Hee/Shin Seung Chan 21-8 21-10
- Ashwini Ponnappa/Ivanov lost to Chris/Gabrielle (England) 21-19, 21-15
Arvind Bhat lost to 2nd seed Son Wan Ho (Taipei) 21-12 21-13
Feb 24: Qualifiers
- Ajay Jayaram and Arvind Bhat qualified for Men’s Singles.
Ashwini Ponnappa qualified in Mixed Doubles playing with Ivanov.
Feb 25: 1st Round
- Jwala Gutta/Ashwini Ponnappa def Suci/Giovani (Indonesia) 21-17, 21-16
Arvind Bhat def Patrick (Germany) 21-10, 24-22
Ashwini Ponnappa/Ivanov def Max/Carla (Germany) 21-13 18-21 21-19
Ajay Jayaram lost to 3rd seed Chou Tien from Taipeo.