Ajay Jayaram's fairytale run in the ongoing Korea Open continues as he came up with yet another sensational performance to reach the semi finals of the competition. The unseeded Indian shuttler defeated Japanese Sho Sasaki in a pulsating match, which lasted for 66 minutes with the score reading 21-19, 16-21 and 21-16.
Both the players had their moments during the match, but it was Jayaram, who stood tall during crucial points.
It was by no means an easy match up for Jayaram, who was put under strong test by Sasaki, who played some brilliant shot during the game. But the Indian, who has been in red hot form during the tournament, was too hot for the Japanese player.
Jayaram, after thrashing Viktor Axelsen in the first round of the competition, has never looked back and has carried his winning form right throughout. The Indian shuttler must be in cloud nine after his stupendous form in the competition so far.
With this, Jayaram has set up a semi finals date with Chou Tien Chen from Chinese Taipei, who defeated Tian Houwei in the quarter finals of the competition. If Jayaram can play the way he has done so far, the seventh seed will also have his work cut out against the Indian.
Jayaram, who is yet to win his first major tournament, is on the threshold of a major final.