Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram, who was on a comeback trail after recovering from injury, ended his great run at White Nights International Challenge as runners-up on Sunday.
The 30-year-old, who entered the semifinals at the US Open World Tour 300 event last month, had an impressive run at the tournament before losing 21-11 16-21 17-21 to top-seed Pablo Abian of Spain in a 55-minute summit clash.
“It feels good to be winning matches again. Quite happy with the way I’m playing now. Especially considering being off for so long and until even a couple of months ago I had a lot of doubts about my hamstring. So I feel quite positive with the last couple of results – the US open semis and this one,” Jayaram told PTI.
“A lot of positives to take from both the tournaments. It gives me motivation to continue to work harder and hopefully I can improve on this in the coming tournaments.”