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Ajay Jayaram ends runner-up at Vietnam Open badminton

Ajay Jayaram had an impressive run at the Vietnam Open badminton tournament before losing 14-21, 10-21 to Shesar Hiren Rhustavito in a 28-minute clash on Sunday.

other sports Updated: Aug 12, 2018 15:11 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Ho Chi Minh City
Ajay Jayaram,Vietnam Open,Vietnam Open badminton
Ajay Jayaram in action during the Vietnam Open badminton tournament on Sunday.(AFP)

Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram had to be content with a runner-up at the Vietnam Open after losing the final to Shesar Hiren Rhustavito of Indonesia on Sunday.

The 30-year-old Indian had an impressive run at the tournament before losing 14-21, 10-21 to Shesar in a 28-minute clash at the USD 75,000 BWF Tour Super 100 tournament.

It was second consecutive runner-up finish for Jayaram on the circuit as he had also reached the final at the White Nights International Challenge, last month.

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Jayaram, who is making a comeback after recovering from a hamstring injury he suffered last year, had defeated seventh seed Yu Igarashi of Japan in a straight games in semifinals yesterday.

While World No. 79 Shesar, who had won four consecutive Indonesia International tournament, got the better of India’s Mithun Manjunath 21-17 19-21 21-14 in the semifinals in Ho Chi Minh City.

First Published: Aug 12, 2018 15:11 IST