Heading into the Denmark Open, Indian shuttlers would hope for more success this year. Ajay Jayaram played his life’s best badminton in the past few weeks and Indian ace Saina Nehwal is all set to return to action. Saina is seeded first at the tournament in women’s singles.
Saina returns to action for Denmark Open
Saina enjoyed some rest opting out of the Korea Open. Having won the tournament back in 2012, the Indian would like to repeat her performances this year as she starts her campaign against Thailand’s Busanan Ongbumrungphan.
On the other hand, unseeded Ajay Jayaram would look to continue his purple-patch in the Denmark Open. He won the Dutch Open and earned a silver medal in Korea Super Series. Unfortunately for Jayaram his campaign starts against fellow Indian and fifth seed Kidambi Srikanth.
Srikanth has not been on top of his form lately. That will give considerable boost to Ajay Jayaram, but he cannot afford to take the fifth seed lightly.
“Danish Open Super Series will offer bigger challenges. I am looking to take the positives from this tournament (Dutch Open) and give my best next week,” Jayaram said after winning the men’s singles.
Other Indians in singles competition include Parupalli Kashyap, HS Prannoy and PV Sindhu.
Women’s doubles team of Ashwini Ponappa and Jwala Gutta has failed to kick off. However, the pair would hope for some success at the Danish Open Super Series. The duo face an uphill task in the opening round, as they face seventh seed Japanese pair of Reika Kakiiwa and Miyuki Maeda.
The men’s doubles team is riding on momentum of their newly found form at the Dutch Open, taking them to the finals of the tournament. The pair will take on Englishmen Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge in the opener.