Shuttler Ajay Jayaram ended as runner-up at Vietnam Open, losing the final to Shesar Hiren Rhustavito of Indonesia at the Ho Chi Minh City 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 $75,000 BWF Tour Super 100 tournament. It was the second consecutive runner-up finish for Jayaram as he had also reached the final at the White Nights International Challenge, last month.
“Never really found my rhythm today. Seemed very error-prone right from the beginning. He did well to keep the pressure going from the net and me well to keep the net and I wasn’t able to dictate the rallies. It’s easy to be hard on yourself when you have a bad loss. While being critical of yourself is important, I think I do need to look at the positives from the week. I’ve managed to play some quality badminton these past couples of months. Need to keep the hard work going,” Jayaram said.
From online sources