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Srikanth Kidambi beats compatriot Ajay Jayaram to enter Swiss Open final

Shuttler Srikanth Kidambi overcame fellow Indian Ajay Jayaram to reach the final of the Swiss Open

Srikanth Kidambi
Srikanth Kidambi

Basel, March 14 (IANS)

Top Indian shuttler Srikanth Kidambi entered the men's singles final after his 17-21, 21-15, 21-18 win over compatriot Ajay Jayaram at the $120,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold at the St. Jakobshalle stadium here on Saturday.

World No. 4 Srikanth dropped the first game 17-21 against World No. 43 Jayaram. But Srikanth, 22, came back stronger in the second game and controlled the pace of the game fom the begining.

He prevailed 21-15 in the second game and in the thid, he again showed his class and took the game 21-18.

With this win in 50 minutes, top seed Srikanth took a 2-0 lead career meetings over the 27-year-old Jayaram.

Srikanth, who last year defeated five-time World champion Lin Dan to clinch the China Open, will meet the winner between China's Xue Song and second seed Viktor Axelsen of Denmark.

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