Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram notched up a dominating straight-game win over Belgium’s Maxime Moreels in the men’s singles opening round of the SaarLorLux Open Super 100 tournament in Saarbrucken (Germany) on Tuesday. Also Read - Defending Champion Lakshya Sen Withdraws From SaarLorlux Open After Father Tests Positive For Coronavirus
The former world number 13 beat Maxime 21-8, 21-8 in just 19 minutes at Saarlandhalle Saarbr cken. Also Read - Spain Masters: Saina Nehwal, Sameer Verma Enter Quarterfinals, Kidambi Srikanth Loses to Ajay Jayaram
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Jayaram was 6-0 up quickly and then moved to a 11-4 advantage at the break. He kept dominating the proceedings to easily pocket the opening game.
In the second game, Maxime had made it to 4-6 but crumbled after that as Jayaram registered 11 straight points to reach 17-6. Without much ado, he closed out the game.
Defending champion Lakshya Sen, 2018 winner Subhankar Dey and young Malvika Bansod are also in the fray.