Malaysia Superseries Premier: Ajay Jayaram bows out of tournament after losing to Son Wan Ho in quarter-final

Kuching: Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram's giant-killing run came to an end at the Malaysia Open Super Series after he lost in the quarterfinal to Korea's Son Wan Ho on Friday.

Jayaram went down 18-21 14-21 against fifth seed in a contest that was 37 minutes long.

Ajay Jayaram in action against Viktor Axelsen in the second round of Celcom Axiata Malaysia Open. Twitter: @BAI_Media

Ajay Jayaram in action against Viktor Axelsen in the second round of Celcom Axiata Malaysia Open. Twitter: @BAI_Media

This was Jayaram's fourth successive loss to Wan Ho. The two had last squared off in 2013 China Open.

The opening game was contested on an even keel but at 18-18, Wan Ho broke away to clinch the early advantage.

Wan Ho was more dominant in the second game and did not have much trouble in sealing the issue in his favour.

The loss notwithstanding, Jayaram is expected to move up significantly in the international rankings from his current position of 20th. It could even be a career-best jump for the Indian.

Jayaram is expected to ply his trade in the upcoming Singapore Open, starting from 11 April.


Published Date: Apr 07, 2017 06:33 pm | Updated Date: Apr 07, 2017 06:33 pm


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