CITY shuttlers Rohan Gurbani and Nabeel Ahmed made it to the main draw of the BAI Series Senior Badminton Tournament under way in at Hyderabad, on Sunday. About 900 players had to go through the qualification rounds in the men’s singles category to make the cut. Seeded 6th in qualifying rounds, Rohan won four matches in two days defeating Neelabjo Pal, Arjun TS, Sohit Hooda and Krishna Kinger.
Rohan will have to raise his game several notches as he is pitted against third seed Kartikey Gulshan Kumar in the opening main round draw. Nabeel had to beat five players in three days for a spot in the main draw. He got the better of Dishank Singhal, Aniket Yadav, Mukul Teotia, Krish Desai and Ankit Kumar. Nabeel will play seventh seed Siddharth Pratap Singh in his first match of the main draw. Both Rohan and Nabeel train at Ajay Dayal Badminton Academy.