Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram had to be content with a runner-up finish at the Vietnam Open after losing the final to Shesar Hiren Rhustavito of Indonesia in Ho Chi Minh 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 second consecutive runner-up finish for Jayaram on the circuit as he had also reached the final at the White Nights International Challenge last month.
Jayaram, who is making a comeback after recovering from a hamstring injury he suffered last year, had defeated seventh seed Yu Igarashi of Japan in a straight games in the semi-final on Saturday.
World no 79 Shesar, who had won four consecutive Indonesia International tournament, got the better of India’s Mithun Manjunath 21-17, 19-21, 21-14 in the semi-finals.