Shuttler Ajay Jayaram Loses in Dutch Open Final

Updated: 17 October 2016 12:31 IST

Ajay Jayaram, the top seed, lost 10-21, 21-17, 18-21 to second seed Tzu Wei Wang of Chinese Taipei in a closely-fought Dutch Open men's singles final

Shuttler Ajay Jayaram Loses in Dutch Open Final
Ajay Jayaram had won the Dutch Open title in 2014 and 2015 but lost in the 2016 final. © AFP

Almere (Netherlands):

Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram failed to clinch his third straight title at the Dutch Open badminton tournament as he went down fighting in the final on Sunday.

Top-seeded Jayaram lost 10-21, 21-17, 18-21 to second seed Tzu Wei Wang of Chinese Taipei in a close contest that lasted 55 minutes.

Jayaram had won the title of Dutch Open tournament in 2014 and 2015.

Jayaram made a poor start and he trailed throughout the first game and the closest he was to his opponent was when the score was 10-5 in favour of Wang.

The second game was a closely-fought affair and the two players were tied 9-9 but from there Jayaram nosed ahead and led till he took it 21-17.

In the decider, Jayaram trailed all through out and played catch-up, even though the difference in points was not big.

Towards the end, Jayaram clawed his way back and the scoreline was 18-17 in favour of the Wang but the Chinese Taipei player held his nerves to wrap up the match.

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Highlights
  • Ajay Jayaram loses in Dutch Open men's singles final
  • Jayaram lost to Tzu Wei Wang of Chinese Taipei 10-21, 21-17, 18-21
  • Jayaram had won the Dutch Open title in 2014 and 2015
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