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Jayaram’s dream run ends in disappointment at Korea final

A fairytale ending eluded him as Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram’s rampaging run was brought to a halt by defending champion and World No. 1 Chen Long of China in the final of the USD 600,000 Korea Open Super Series event on Sunday.

After producing a giant-killing run to earn a maiden Super Series final appearance, Jayaram failed to breach the Chinese wall as his fight ended with a 14-21 13-21 loss to the current world champion Long in a 40-minute men’s singles final. Jayaram punched above his weight, stunning the likes of World No. 6 Dane Viktor Axelsen, Japan’s Sho Sasaki and Chinese Taipei’s Chou Tien Chen to set up a title 
clash.
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