Defending champion Ajay Jayaram reached the semi-finals of the men's singles at the Dutch Open on Saturday.

Top seed Jayaram, who has won the title three times in his career, beat eight seeded Brazil Ygor Coelho De Oliveira 21-15, 21-18 in a match that lasted for 32 minutes.

Jayaram will now face fifth seed Anders Antonsen of Denmark. Last night, the Indian pair of Pranaav Cherry Chopra and Sikki Reddy also reached the mixed doubles semi-finals.