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Jayaram storms into last 8

Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram defeated fourth seed Viktor Axelsen of Denmark 9-21 21-14 21-19 to move into the men’s singles quarter-finals of the Malaysia Open Super Series here on Thursday.

Jayaram storms into last 8
Jayaram storms into last 8

The match which lasted around 44 minutes at the Stadium Perpaduan - 3 , saw a fightback from the Indian shuttler after dropping the opening game 9-11. 

But Jayaram gave a much better display in the second and third games to settle the issue.

In the first game, it was a neck and neck competition but soon Axelsen took complete control of the opening game with some attacking shots. 

But the second game saw a great fightback from the Indian shuttler to bag the game 21-14. 

Continuing his dominance, Jayaram hit some great shots and showed swift court movements in the decider game. He maintained his 11-8 lead in the mid-game break and then prevailed 21-19.

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