The 13th seeded Indian, who returned to the circuit after a seven-month injury layoff in August, defeated the third seeded Rumbaka 9-11, 9-11, 11-6, 11-7, 11-5 in a 50-minute quarter-final at the Topsportcentrum Almere late on Friday.

With the win, Jayaram levelled their head-to-head to two-all. The Mumbaikar will next take on top seed Rajiv Ouseph of England on Saturday.

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