Taipei City: Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram progressed to the quarter-finals of the Chinese Taipei BWF World Tour Super 300 tournament after ousting Denmark's Kim Bruun in straight games in the second round, on Thursday.
Jayaram, a former world no 13 Indian, registered a 21-10 22-20 win over Kim in a 37-minute battle.
The 30-year-old, who had reached the finals of Korea Open in 2015, will face Malaysia's Lee Zii Jia next.
Former national champion Sourabh Verma, who had won the $75,000 Russian Open in July and had qualified for the Indian team at 18th Asian Games after recovering from injury, lost to Japan's Riichi Takeshita 21-19, 21-23, 16-21 to bow out of the tournament.
Jayaram dished out a clinical effort as he led 6-0 at one point. However, Kim reduced the deficit to 8-9 before the Indian once again stamped his authority to jump to 14-8 and then 20-9 to secure the opening game.
The second game, however, turned out to be a close affair as Kim erased a 3-6 deficit and turned the tables, reaching 11-9 at the break.
The Danish shuttler continued to move ahead and grabbed a healthy 16-12 advantage at one stage. But the experienced Jayaram managed to draw parity at 19-19 and sealed the contest eventually.
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Updated Date: Oct 04, 2018 19:22:03 IST