After the success of Saina Nehwal finishing Runners up in the All England Open 2015, in a first of its kind record for India, four Men’s Singles players have entered the pre-quarterfinal stage of a major international event. Srikant, Ajay Jayaram, ANand Pawar and Sai Praneeth will play their pre-quarterfinal matches today. Swiss Open started on 10th March and finals will be concluded on March 15th.
Pre-Quarterfinals: March 12
- Top seed Srikanth vs Emil HOLST (Denmark)
16th seed Anand Pawar vs Kazumasa SAKAI (Japan)
12th seed Sai Praneeth vs 7th seed HSU Jen Hao (Taipei)
Ajay Jayaram vs 13th seed Tzu Wei WANG (Taipei)
Results of Previous Rounds
10th March: 1st Round
- 16th seed Anand Pawar def Joel Koenig (Switzerland) 21-11 21-13 in 25 minutes.
Ajay Jayaram def 5th seed Yun Hu (Hong Kong) 21-7 21-7 in 24 minutes.
Top seed Srikanth def Lucas Corvee (France) 21-18 21-10 in 28 minutes
12th seed Sai Praneeth def Luka (Croatia) 21-9 21-9 in 24 minutes.
11th March: 2nd Round
- Top seed Srikanth def Dieter Domke (Germany) 21-10 21-14 in 25 minutes.
16th seed Anand Pawar def Daren Liew (Malaysia) 13-21 22-20 21-16 in 57 minutes.
12th seed Sai Praneeth def Beryno Jiann Tze WONG (USA) 21-11 21-13 in 23 minutes.
Ajay Jayaram def Yuhan Tan (Belgium) 21-7 21-23 21-19 in 50 minutes.
Pranaav Jerry CHOPRA/Akshay DEWALKAR Lost to Indonsian Pair of Angga/Ricky 21-17 21-13 in 26 minutes.
Manu ATTRI/ B. Sumeeth Reddy LLost to Wahyu/Ade Yusuf (Indonesia) 21-18 18-21 21-16 in 52 minutes.