Indian shuttlers crash out in Germany

After looking good in the second round singles player Arvind Bhat got beaten by second seeded Korean shuttler Son Wan Ho 21-12, 21-13 in 28 minutes.

Earlier on Wednesday, the only other Indian in the men's singles draw – Ajay Jayaram – had already exited after a 16-21, 12-21 defeat to third seed Chou Tien Chen in the second round.

In mixed doubles, India's Ashwini Ponnappa and her Russian partner Vladimir Ivanov bowed out in the second round after a 19-21, 15-21 loss to third seeded English pair of Chris Adcock and Gabrielle Adcock.

Ponnappa also lost her second round women's doubles match with Jwala Gutta. The Indians lost 8-21, 10-21 to fourth-seeded Koreans Lee So Hee and Shin Seung Chan.