Finnish Open : Aijanen takes home title

Miko Aijanenbeats top seed Ahsan Ayaz to claim the title in Mikkeli

Miko Äijänen took his second career victory today in Mikkeli by beating topseed Ahsan Ayaz from Pakistan by three games to one.

Final: [3] Miko Aijanen (Fin) 3-1 [1] Ahsan Ayaz (Pak) 2/11, 11/8, 11/6, 11/9 (52m)

Äijänen seemed very nervous in the first game and his shots came to the middle of court giving Ayaz many stokes and the game went to Ayaz in 7 minutes. Äijänen started the second game more focused and the shots found there targets.

The third game started evenly but in the middle of the game Ayaz somehow seemed to loose his control. The game was by far not over and Ayaz changed his gameplay in the fourth and took a 8-2 lead. Äijänen did not panic and took point after point and tied the score at 9-9 and took the game and match 11-9.

“Physically I felt good and I believed I could win. Ahsan hit very good shots but I new he would get tired if I keep the rallies long,” said the Finnish Open Champion after the match.