Only two Indians —Soumyajit Ghosh and Ankita Das — will be seen in action at the London olympics later this year as they qualified from the continental quotas after they became the highest-ranked players in the South Asia region. It was a bad day at office for the Indians as first Amalraj tasted defeat against Matis Burgis of Latvia in straight games. 

Burgis won 11-4, 11-7, 11-8, 11-6 and 45 minutes later, Yang Wang of Slovakia’s defensive tactics brooked no challenge from Achanta Sharath Kamal. The Slovak won 12-10, 11-7, 10-12, 11-5, 11-7.