Kuching: Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram defeated Viktor Axelsen of Denmark 9-21, 21-14, 21-19 to move into the men's singles quarter-finals of the Malaysia Open Superseries on Thursday.
The match which lasted around 44 minutes at the Stadium Perpaduan - 3, saw a fightback from the Indian shuttler after dropping the opening game 9-11.
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But Jayaram gave a much better display in the second and third games to settle the issue.
In the first game, it was a neck and neck competition but soon Axelsen took complete control of the opening game with some attacking shots.
But the second game saw a great fightback from the Indian shuttler to bag the game 21-14.
Continuing his dominance, Jayaram hit some great shots and showed swift court movements in the decider game. He maintained his 11-8 lead in the mid-game break and then prevailed over the fourth seed 21-19 to cause a massive upset.
With inputs from IANS
Published Date: Apr 07, 2017 09:02 pm
| Updated Date: Apr 07, 2017 09:03 pm