Top Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth and Ajay Jayaram all qualified for the quarter-finals of the 2021 Swiss Open on Thursday. Meanwhile, India’s mixed doubles pair - Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponappa and men’s doubles pair - Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty also scripted wins.
Reigning world champion PV Sindhu strolled past USA’s Iris Wang with scores of 21-13 21-14 in the women’s singles event at St. Jakobshalle in Basel, last day, while top-ranked Indian men’s player Kidambi Srikanth claimed a victory over France’s Thomas Rouxel.
Ajay Jayram, the third singles player in action on the second day of the tourney, edged past third-seeded Dane Rasmus Gemke with the final scores reading 21-18 17-21 21-13.
Meanwhile, Indian mixed doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponappa also progressed to the last-eight, having the better of Indonesian pair - Rinov Rivaldy and Pitha Haningtyas Mentari, with scores of 21-18 21-16. In the men’s doubles event, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty rolled over Indonesia’s Pramudya Kusumawardana and Yeremia Rambitan - 21-17, 20-22, 21-17.
PV Sindhu will be up against the fifth-seeded Thai Busanan Ongbamrungphan in the last-eight clash, while Kidambi Srikanth will go head-to-head with the sixth-seeded Kantaphon Wangcharoen from Thailand. Ajay Jayaram will face stiff competition from eighth-seeded Thai player Kunlavut Vitidsarn.