Malaysia Superseries Premier, Highlights, badminton scores and updates: Ajay Jayaram shocks 4th seed Viktor Axelsen

Apr, 06 2017 IST

Malaysia Superseries Premier, Highlights, badminton scores and updates: Ajay Jayaram shocks 4th seed Viktor Axelsen
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    Thanks for joining us for our live coverage of the Malaysia Superseries Premier round two. Ajay Jayaram kept Indian hopes alive with a victory over a much-fancied Viktor Axelsen. Don't forget to join us for all live scores and updates from the quarter-final as Jayaram seeks to go deeper into the prestigious tournament.

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    Ajay Jayaram wins!

    Jayaram beats 4th seed Viktor Axelsen 9-21, 21-14, 21-19 to move into the quarters. What a fightback after dropping the opening game. 

  • 13:39 (IST)

    Match point for Jayaram! 20-18. 

  • 13:38 (IST)

    18-17 in favour of Jayaram. He's three points away from causing a massive upset!

  • 13:35 (IST)

    Axelsen makes it 14-14. Still impossible to pick the winner. Both players playing a very tight final game.

  • 13:34 (IST)

    Jayaram edges ahead 14-13. This is heading to a nail-biting finish. 

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    Axelsen now the one putting up a fight. He has closed the gap to make it 11-12 in the deciding game. 

  • 13:31 (IST)

    Ajay Jayaram with the lead at the break in the 3rd game, 11-8. This is a great turnaround from the Indian.

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    Ajay Jayaram levels the match!

    Brilliant play from Jayaram and he takes the 2nd game 21-14. 

  • 13:19 (IST)

    Jayaram edges ahead, makes it 14-12. Needs to win this game to stay alive in the match. 

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    Jayaram edges ahead, makes it 14-12. Needs to win this game to stay alive in the match. 

  • 13:17 (IST)

    Axelsen evens the second game at 11-11 at the break in the second game. 

  • 13:12 (IST)

    Much better performance from Ajay Jayaram in the second game, as he leads 8-4. He's putting up a good fight.

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    Axelsen wins 1st game

    Opening games goes to Viktor Axelsen as he dominates Ajay Jayaram with a scoreline of 21-9.

  • 13:03 (IST)

    Viktor Axelsen leads 124-8 over Ajay Jyaram. The Dane is in complete control of the opening game with some attacking shots.

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    Ajay Jayaram's match against Viktor Axelsen is now under way. Tough ask for the Indian against the 4th seed who recently won the India Open title. 

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    In the men's singles second round, Jonatan Christie defeats Tien Chen Chou 21-23, 21-17, 21-19 in 69 minutes. 

  • 09:39 (IST)

    Indian star shuttlers PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal suffered setbacks in the opening round of the Malaysia Open Superseries Premier. Also exiting the tournament were men's singles shuttler B Sai Praneeth, the men's doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy and the mixed doubles pair of Sumeeth and N Sikki Reddy.

    Ajay Jayaram moved into the men's singles second round in Kuching in Malaysia on Wednesday. He will be facing 4th Viktor Axelsen today. 

  • 09:36 (IST)

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Malaysia Superseries Premier. Stay tuned throughout the day for regular scores and updates. 

Round 1 report: Indian star shuttlers PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal suffered setbacks in the opening round of the Malaysia Open Superseries Premier, while Ajay Jayaram moved into the men's singles second round in Kuching in Malaysia on Wednesday.

Also exiting the tournament were men's singles shuttler B Sai Praneeth, the men's doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy and the mixed doubles pair of Sumeeth and N Sikki Reddy.

File photo of Ajay Jayaram. AFP

File photo of Ajay Jayaram. AFP

India had high hopes from sixth seed and 2016 Olympic silver medallist Sindhu. The 21-year-old, who won the India Open on Sunday, was toppled by world No 13 Chen Yufei of China 21-18, 19-21, 17-21 in an hour and eight minutes.

Sindhu's veteran compatriot, Saina fell to in-form Japanese world No 4 Akane Yamaguchi, who won 19-21, 21-13, 21-15 in 56 minutes at the Perpaduan Stadium.

Reigning Olympic champion Carolina Marin of Spain defeated Hong Kong's Yin Yip Pui 21-16, 21-11 to advance to the second round.

The men's doubles pair of Manu Attri and Sumeeth also crashed out of the competition, losing to Chinese Taipei's Liao Kuan Hao and Lu Chia Pin 21-18, 18-21, 17-21.

World No 19 Jayaram, however, crossed the first-round barrier, brushing aside Chinese Qiao Bin 21-11, 21-8 in 31 minutes.

Praneeth gave Chinese legend Lin Dan a run for his money, but the two-time Olympic champion managed to eke out an 18-21, 21-19, 21-18 win in an hour and 11 minutes.

The mixed doubles pair of Sumeeth and Sikki fought hard before losing to Dane pair of Kim Astrup and Line Kjaersfeldt 19-21, 21-19, 21-23 in 55 minutes.

With IANS inputs.


Published Date: Apr 06, 2017 01:42 pm | Updated Date: Apr 06, 2017 03:56 pm

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