New Delhi: Indian shuttlers Ajay Jayaram, Anand Pawar and Arvind Bhat reached the second round of the German Open badminton championship after notching up contrasting victories in their respective men's singles matches at Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany. (File photo: Arvind Bhat)
World number 32 Jayaram, seeded 10th, prevailed over Brice Leverdez of France 21-12 21-18 in just over half an hour last night to set up a clash with Riichi Takeshita of Japan in the second round.
Mumbai's Anand Pawar was however stretched to a three-game match but the world number 51 defeated Michael Lahnsteiner of Austria 22-20 16-21 21-16 in the end at the RWE-Sporthalle. Pawar will meet sixth seed Viktor Axelsen of Denmark in the next round.