Malaysia Open: Jayaram to take on Korea’s Wan Ho in quarters

Sarawak [Malaysia], Apr.07 : Ace Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram will aim to book his place in the semi-finals of the Malaysia Open Super Series Badminton Tournament when he takes on fifth-seeded Son Wan Ho of South Korea in their last-eight clash later today.

Jayaram entered the quarter-finals of the tournament with a hard-fought victory over Denmark's Viktor Axelsen in a men's singles match in Kuching yesterday.

The unseeded Jayaram stunned Axelsen, seeded fourth, 9-21, 21-14, 21-19 in a thrilling second round contest that lasted 44 minutes.

Wan Ho, on the other hand, stormed into the last-eight following a comfortable 21-15, 21-15 win over Indonesia's Tommy Sugiarto in a match that lasted 38 minutes.

Jayaram is currently the lone Indian survivor in the ongoing tournament after Rio Olympic silver-medallist PV Sindhu and star shuttler Saina Nehwal made shocking first-round exits from the tournament on Wednesday.

Source: ANI