India’s Ajay Jayaram lost 14-21, 13-21 to top seed Chen Long of China in the final of Korea Open.
Jayaram has notched up a sensational straight-game upset victory over World No. 7 Chou Tien Chen of Chinese Taipei on Saturday, to storm into the final of the $600,000 Super Series event.
However, his fairytale run in the came to an end against the World no. 1 Long and he had to settle for silver.
The 27-year-old Bengaluru-based player created ripples in world badminton after prevailing over seventh seed Chen 21-19, 21-15 in a 43-minute men’s singles semifinal clash.
Jayaram had reached the semifinals at the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold, Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold and Russian Open Grand Prix this season.