Ajay Jayaram

  • Jayaram, Praneeth reach prequarters of Indonesian Masters September 11, 2014

    Palembang: Four Indian shuttlers, Ajay Jayaram, B Sai Praneeth, H S Prannoy and Anand Pawar advanced to the prequarterfinals of the USD 12,500 Indonesian Masters Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament in the men's singles competition on Thursday. Jayaram and Praneeth will clash in the prequarterfinals, following their gruelling threegame wins in...
  • Kashyap drops to 20th; Nehwal, Sindhu retain 8th and 11th positions January 16, 2014

    New Delhi: India's top men's shuttler Parupalli Kashyap dropped four places to 20th in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released Thursday. As Kashyap dropped to 20th, Mumbai's Ajay Jayaram climbed two places to 22nd in the men's singles rankings. Meanwhile, Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu retained their respective eighth and...
  • Saina Nehwal, Ajay Jayaram lose; India's campaign over in Hong Kong November 21, 2013

    Hong Kong: Saina Nehwal's poor run continued this season as she crashed out of the women's singles competition after suffering a narrow defeat against Porntip Buranaprasertsuk of Thailand in the second round of the Hong Kong Super Series badminton tournament in Kowloon here Thursday. Seventh seed Saina, who improved a rung...
  • Denmark Super Series: Saina Nehwal, Gurusaidutt enter quarters, P Kashyap out October 18, 2013

    Odense: Defending champion Saina Nehwal advanced to the quarterfinals of the Denmark Super Series Premier with a straightgame thrashing of Scotland's Kirsty Gilmour in the second round of the women's singles competition on Thursday. The London Olympics bronze medallist notched up a 2112 217 victory over Gilmour in a women's singles...
  • Indian shuttlers exit Japan Open September 20, 2013

    Tokyo: The Indian challenge at the $200,000 Japan Open Super Series ended here on Friday after shuttlers Ajay Jayaram, K. Srikanth and HS Prannoy lost their respective men's singles quarter-finals at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium. Fifth seeded Vietnamese Tien Minh Nguyen overcame Mumbai's Jayaram in straight games in 40 minutes. The...
  • PV Sindhu, Pawar, Jayaram reach second round of Japan Open September 18, 2013

    Tokyo: It was a good day for Indian shuttlers as PV Sindhu and others moved into the second round of the Japan Open Super Series being held at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium here on Wednesday. Sindhu, K Srikanth, Ajay Pawar, Ajay Jayaram, HS Prannoy and the combine of Manu Attri and...
  • Jayaram fails to cross first hurdle at China Masters September 12, 2013

    Changzhou (China): After a splendid performance at the inaugural Indian Badminton League (IBL), Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram on Thursday suffered a shock defeat against lower-ranked Chinese Yuekun Chen in the opening round of the China Masters here. The world number 24 Indian, who had beaten the likes of world number 13...
  • Hyderabad Hotshots win inaugural Indian Badminton League title September 1, 2013

    Mumbai: Saina Nehwal-led Hyderabad Hotshots crowned themselves as the champions of the inaugural Indian Badminton League when they downed Awadhe Warriors 3-1 in the finals at the NSCI Stadium here on Saturday. Indian shuttle queen Saina brought the Hotshots on level terms by trouncing her young challenger P V Sindhu in...
  • I want to break into top 15 this year: Ajay Jayaram August 30, 2013

    Mumbai: He stunned world number 5 Vietnamese Tien Minh Nguyen twice in the ongoing Indian Badminton League (IBL) but Hyderabad Hotshots men's singles player Ajay Jayaram on Friday said he needs to work on his consistency to reach his target of breaking into the top 15 this year. "I have beaten...
  • Saina, Sindhu begin campaign with wins in Badminton Worlds August 7, 2013

    Guangzhou: Saina Nehwal on Wednesday started her campaign for an elusive medal at the World Championships with a crushing straightgame victory over lowerranked Olga Golovanova of Russia in the women's singles competition of the prestigious event here. London Olympics bronze medallist Saina, who had reached the quarterfinals of previous editions in...
  • Nehwal to begin campaign at World Championships on Wednesday August 6, 2013

    Guangzhou, China: Saina Nehwal will begin her campaign for an elusive medal against lowerranked Olga Golovanova in the women's singles, while male shuttler Ajay Jayaram will look to continue his good form in the second round of the World Championships here on Wednesday. London Olympics bronze medallist, Saina reached the quarterfinals...
  • Ajay Jayaram stuns world No. 12, Kashyap too wins in World Championships August 5, 2013

    Guangzhou: Shuttler Ajay Jayaram notched up a stunning victory over higherranked Wing Ki Wong of Hong Kong, while Parupalli Kashyap survived a scare in the opening round of the men's singles competition in the 2013 BWF World Championships here Monday. The 25yearold Ajay, ranked 24th, was good in his attack as...
  • Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu retain rankings May 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu retained their women's singles rankings in the list released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Thursday. Saina is currently at No. 2 while Sindhu, with her win in Malaysia last week, stayed put at 13th. Parupalli Kashyap is the highest ranked Indian...
  • Kashyap drops out of top10, Sindhu moves up May 2, 2013

    New Delhi: After achieving a careerhigh of World No.6 last week, Parupalli Kashyap dropped out of the men's singles top10 in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released Thursday. Due to a first round exit at the recently concluded India Open, Kashyap dropped five places to be ranked 11. But on the...
  • Saina, Kashyap retain rankings April 18, 2013

    New Delhi: World No.2 Saina Nehwal retained her place in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) women's singles rankings released on Thursday. Citymate P.V. Sindhu currently playing in the Badminton Asia Championships in Taipei also kept her 16th place. London Olympics quarterfinalist Parupalli Kashyap, Mumbai's Ajay Jayaram and Sourabh Verma also retained...
  • P Kashyap achieves careerbest ranking of No.7 April 11, 2013

    New Delhi: London Olympics quarterfinalist Parupalli Kashyap jumped to a careerbest ranking of World No.7 in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday. The Hyderabadi jumped a place, overtaking Chinese Chen Jin, to be in the top7 in the men's singles rankings while Mumbai's Ajay Jayaram retained his ranking...
  • RMV Gurusaidutt enters 3rd round; Ajay Jayaram, Sarada Jasti lose April 3, 2013

    Sydney: Shuttler R M V Gurusaidutt was the lone bright spot in an otherwise disappointing day for the Indians at the Australian Open Grand Prix Gold here on Wednesday. Gurusaidutt, seeded 11th, sealed his place in the third round of the men's singles event after notching up a hardfought 2114, 1821,...
  • Indian shuttlers advance to 2nd round at Australian Open Grand Prix April 2, 2013

    Sydney: Indian shuttlers Ajay Jayaram, R M V Gurusaidutt and Anand Pawar Tuesday advanced to the second round of the men's singles event at the Australian Open Grand Prix Gold here. Veteran former national champions, Chetan Anand and Arvind Bhat, however failed to stretch their campaign at the Sydney Convention...
  • Saina slips to 3rd in rankings, Kashyap up to 9th March 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal slipped down a place to be ranked third while Parupalli Kashyap jumped two places to be ninth in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released Thursday. Saina, who turns 23 on March 17, was overtaken by World Champion Yihan Wang in the women's singles...
  • Jayaram, Anand and Arvind advance to 2nd round of German Open February 27, 2013

    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 Mlheim an der ruhr, Germany. World number 32 Jayaram, seeded 10th, prevailed over Brice Leverdez of France 21-12...
  • Shuttler Kashyap climbs to top 20 in BWF rankings November 23, 2012

    New Delhi: London Olympics quarterfinalist Parupalli Kashyap jumped three places in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) men's singles rankings to be placed at 20. The 26yearold Kashyap, who lost in the second round of Hong Kong Open Super Series on Thursday, is currently a notch lower than his best world...
  • Shuttlers Sindhu, Jayaram lose in Japan Open September 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Indian challenge ended at the Japan Super Series following the defeats of shuttlers PV Sindhu and Ajay Jayaram in the women's and men's singles prequarterfinals, respectively in Tokyo on Thursday. Sindhu, who broke into the top 20 ranking on Thursday, fought for 52 minutes before suffering a 2110 1221...
  • I was lucky to qualify for the Olympics: Kashyap July 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Deserving athletes have sometimes failed to make it to the Olympics and others have found themselves there by quirk of fate. Indian badminton star Parupalli Kashyap is one of those to qualify for the London Games following an unexpected twist and he thanks his stars for it. There is...
  • Saina in quarters, Arvind, Jayaram out of Malaysian Open June 25, 2009

    Johor Bahru: Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal continued her dream run and reached the quarterfinals of the Malaysian Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament with a gruelling threegame win over Intanon Ratchanok of Thailand in the city on Thursday. Second seed Saina rallied to outlast Intanon 1821 2112 2118 in a...