Shuttlers Jayaram, Sai, Pawar advance in Canada Open

Calgary, June 24 (IANS) Indian shuttlers Ajay Jayaram, B. Sai Praneeth and Anand Pawar progressed to the men’s singles second round of the $50,000 Canada Open Grand Prix by earning straight-game wins in their respective openers here.

However, it was end of the road for Commonwealth Games bronze medallist R.M.V. Gurusaidutt as China’s Shi Yuqi beat the Indian 21-9, 21-14 in 34 minutes at the Markin MacPhail Centre on Tuesday.

Ninth seed Jayaram beat Chinese Taipei’s Shih Kuei Chun 21-10, 21-19 in 35 minutes and will next take on China’s Huang Yuxiang.

Tenth seed Sai overcame Scot Alistair Casey in 27 minutes, winning 21-11, 21-17 and will next face Jan Frohlich of Czech Republic.

While, 11th seed Pawar beat American Nicholas Waller 21-9, 21-10 in 23 minutes and will go up against Zhu Siyuan of China in the Round of 32.

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