Ajay Jayaram defeated Thomas Roxel of France 21-14 21-15
Saina Nehwal defeated Thailand's Busanan 22-20 21-19
Dainik BhaskarFeb 22, 2020, 09:57 AM IST Sports Desk. India's badminton player Ajay Jayaram has reached the quarterfinal of the Spanish badminton tournament Barcelona Masters. Jayaram beat France's Thomas Roxel 21-14 21-15 on Friday. He defeated the world number 62 player in 37 minutes. At the same time, Saina Nehwal and Sameer Verma are out of the tournament after losing their respective quarterfinal matches.
London Olympic bronze medalist Saina was defeated by Busan Ongbaramrangfan of Thailand 22–20, 21–19. The match between the two lasted for 45 minutes. Sameer Verma also dropped out. He was defeated by Thailand's Kunlavut Vitidasarn 21-17, 21-12. The match lasted for 1 hour and 4 minutes.
Jayaram will face Kunlavut Sejiram on Saturday against Kunlavut. This is the first match between the two. At the same time, in the women's singles, Busanan's semifinal will be between compatriot Pornpoi Chochuwong. There have been 4 matches between the two so far, with Busanan winning 3 times. He lost in 1 match.