# Unseeded Ajay to meet World No 1 Chen Long for title

# Chen Long tames Momota


Dutch Open champion Ajay Jayaram continued his fairy tale in the USD600,000 Viktor Korea Open in Seoul when he stunned World No 7 Chou Tien Chen to march into Sunday’s final.

The Indian, ranked No 32, came off 21-19, 21-15 win over the Taiwanese in 44 minutes and will face top seed and World No 1 Chen Long of China for the USD45,000 winner’s purse.

The Chinese ace outplayed third seed Kento Momota of Japan 21-9, 21-13 in his semi-final encounter which lasted 45 minutes.

Chen Long is the defending champion, defeating Malaysia’s Datuk Lee Chong Wei in last year’s final. 

However, the Indian, who reached the semi-finals in the Malaysian Masters Grand Prix Gold, the Swiss Open GP Gold and the Russian Open GP this year, is in top form and could give Chen Long a tough battle.

The men’s doubles will be an all-Korean affair between top seeds Lee Yong-dae-YooYeon-seong and unseeded compatriots Kim Gi-jung-Kim Sa-rang.

Yong-dae-Yeon-seong defeated defending champions Mathias Boe-Carsten Mogensen of Denmark 23-25, 22-20, 21-17 while Gi-jung-Sa-rang stunned fourth seeds Fu Haifeng-Zhang Nan of China also in a three-set battle before prevailing 12-21, 21-18, 21-17 in 52 minutes 52 minutes.


Selected Results

Men’s singles (Semi-Finals)

Chen Long (Chn) beat Kento Momota (Jpn) 21-9, 21-13

Ajay Jayaram (Ind) Chou Tien Chen (Tpe) 21-19, 21-15


Men’s doubles

Kim Gi-hyung-Kim Sa-rang (Kor) beat Fu Haifeng-Zhang Nan (Chn) 12-21, 21-18, 21-17

Lee Yong-dae-Yoo Yeon-seong (Kor) beat Mathias Boe-Carsten Mogensen (Den) 23-25, 22-20, 21-17

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