The second day of the Denmark Open saw three Indians in action. In the first match, Kidambi Srikanth was up against Toby Penty of England. It was a pretty dominant performance by Srikanth taking an 11-2 lead at the mid way point during Game 1. Penty tried to mount a comeback but Srikanth was too strong and won the GameD 21-12 in 14 minutes. Game 2 saw a much better performance from Penty as he took a 11-8 lead at the half way mark. Srikanth fought back in the 2nd half of the game and won 21-18. Srikanth advances to Round 2 where he will face Jason Anthony Ho-Shue of Canada.
In the second match, Shubhankar Dey was outclassed by previously mentioned Ho-Shue and lost the match in straight games 21-13 and 21-8 in 40 minutes. He had no answer for Ho-Shue’s offence.
In the third and final match Ajay Jayaram was up against World Number 3 and third seed Anders Antonsen of Denmark. Antonsen showed why he was ranked number 3 in the world by controlling the match from start to finish. Whenever Jayaram tried to make up lost ground, he opened up his lead by 2-3 points. Thus Jayaram was never able to find any momentum during the match. He lost the Game 1 21-12. He started Game 2 strongly taking a 4-1 lead but miscued net shots and unforced errors let him down and in the end he lost the game 21-14.