Five Indian shuttlers, including Ajay Jayaram, progressed to the men’s singles second round of the $75,000 Russia Open BWF Tour Super 100 in Vladivostok, on Tuesday. Jayaram brushed aside Canada’s Xiaodong Sheng 21-14, 21-8 in the opening round match to set up a clash with compatriot Subhankar Dey, who got a bye in the first round. Pratul Joshi dumped Canada’s Jeffrey Lam 21-11, 21-8 and will take on Israel’s Misha Manjunath, Siddharth Pratap Singh and Rahul Yadav Chittaboina also reached the second round. Mithun defeated Belgium’s Elias Bracke 21-14 21-13, Siddharth beat Malaysia’s Jia Wei Tan 21-17 21-16 Rahul overcame Russia’s Maksim Makalov 21-11 21-10. Rahul will face eighth-seeded compatriot Sourabh Verma, Siddharth meets fellow Indian Bodhit Joshi next.
From Online Sources