Ho Chi Minh City: India’s Ajay Jayaram stood a step away from his first title of the season as he made it to the finals of the Vietnam Open after defeating Japan’s Yu Igarashi in straight games.
The 30-year-old Indian, who is making a comeback after recovering from a hamstring injury he suffered last year, saw off seventh seed Igarashi 21-14 21-19 in a 34-minute match.
Jayaram, who had reached the finals at White Nights last month, will face Indonesia’s World No. 79 Shesar Hiren Rhustavito in the finals of the USD 75,000 BWF Tour Super 100 tournament. Shesar, who had won four consecutive Indonesia International tournament, outwitted India’s Mithun Manjunath 21-17 19-21 21-14 in a match that lasted 59 minutes here. This is the third time in as many weeks that an Indian will be fighting for a title in a badminton event.
(With inputs from PTI)