‘Happy to pocket this convincing win’: Jayaram after easing into SaarLorLux Open second round | Badminton News – Times of India

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HYDERABAD: Ajay Jayaram made short work of Maxime Moreels of Belgium 21-8, 21-18 in the first round of the SaarLorLux Open BWF Super-100 tournament in Saarbrucken on Tuesday.
Jayaram is the only Indian to take court while the rest of his teammates will play on Wednesday.

The world No.60 Indian took just 19 minutes to oust the world No. 89.
Jayaram, who lost in the first round of Denmark Open earlier this month, is happy with his performance in the first round.
“I am happy with the way I played today. I started strong, dictated the pace from the net and kept the pressure on him. Happy to pocket this convincing win,” Jayaram told TOI.
The unseeded Indian will face third seed Mark Caljouw of the Netherlands on Wednesday. Jayaram enjoys a 2-1 win-loss record against the world No.36.
Meanwhile, Lakshya Sen and Subhankar Dey got a bye in the first round and will play their second round matches on Wednesday. While sixth seed Subhankar will face Briyan Yang of Canada 16-21, 21-17, 21-7, Lakshya will meet the winner of the first round match between Howard Shu of USA and Fabio Caponio of Italy.
The other Indians in men’s singles BM Rahul Bharadwaj, Alap Mishra, Kiran George, Mithun Manjunath had withdrawn at the last minute as they failed to get the visa.
Malvika Bansod is the lone Indian in women’s singles as Ira Sharma also failed to get the visa.
Malvika will face Kristin Kuuba of Estonia in the first round.



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