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Ajay Jayaram bows out of 2015 Russian Open; loses his semifinal in straight games

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Modified 25 Jul 2015
Ajay Jayaram
Ajay Jayaram lost his semifinal in straight games

India’s Ajay Jayaram bowed out of the 2015 Russian Open, after losing his semifinal to Tommy Sugiarto of Japan 21-17 21-7 in 33 minutes on Saturday.

The opening game proved to be a close affair, but it was surge in points at different intervals- first at the 5-5 mark- then, at the 15-15 mark for Sugiarto, that proved to be key moments in the game and ensured that Jayaram was on the backfoot, despite the Indian trying to stay in the match. He eventually won the game 21-17 to take the decisive lead.

The second game proved to be an absolutely one-sided affair as the Japanese totally dominated proceedings, by winning points in clumps and eventually sealing the game 21-7 to progress through to the final.

Despite the loss, it can be said that this has been a good tournament for Jayaram, who played his second and round matches on the same day and then also played his quarterfinal the following day and he will be hoping to end the quest for his maiden title of 2015, when he plays his next tournament in August.

Final Scoreline- Tommy Sugiarto beat Ajay Jayaram 21-17 21-7

Published 25 Jul 2015
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