Sourabh Verma seals final spot at Vietnam Open

Sourabh Verma seals final spot at Vietnam Open

first_img Next Press Trust of India Ho Chi Minh CitySeptember 14, 2019UPDATED: September 14, 2019 16:47 IST Sourabh Verma in action (File Photo: Getty)HIGHLIGHTSSourabh Verma will now take on China’s Sun Fei Xiang in the summit clashSourabh reeled off another four points to seal his place in the finalEarlier this year, Sourabh had beaten Minoru en route to his title win at the Slovenian InternationalIndia’s Sourabh Verma outwitted Japan’s Minoru Koga in straight games to progress to the men’s singles finals of the USD 75,000 Vietnam Open BWF Tour Super 100 here on Saturday.Second seed Sourabh, who had won the Hyderabad Open last month, overcame world no 112 Minoru 22-20 21-15 in a 51-minute semifinal clash.The reigning national champion, who had won the Dutch Open and Korea Open last year, will now take on China’s Sun Fei Xiang in the summit clash.Sourabh had beaten Minoru en route to his title win at the Slovenian International. earlier this year.”Through to the finals here in Vietnam open super 100 tournament with a victory over japan’s minoru koga 22-20,21-15. Will be playing against chinese tomorrow for the title,” tweeted Sourabh after the win.Sourabh fell behind 0-4 early on in the opening game but the Indian made amends quickly to grab a slender 11-9 advantage at the interval.He reeled off three quick points to make it 14-9 but Minoru slowly clawed back at 18-18 and even held a game point at 20-19 but the Indian pocketed three straight points to earn the bragging rights.In the second game, Minoru once again marched ahead to a 7-2 lead initially and enjoyed a 11-8 cushion at the breather.The Japanese shuttler managed to keep his nose ahead after the break before Sourabh produced a five-point burst at 12-14 to turn the tables on his opponent.Sourabh then reeled off another four points to seal his place in the final.advertisementAlso Read | Lakshya Sen beats Kim Bruun to enter Belgian International Challenge finalAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Sourabh VermaFollow Vietnam Open Sourabh Verma seals final spot at Vietnam OpenIndia shuttler Sourabh Verma overcame world no 112 Minoru 22-20 21-15 in a 51-minute semifinal clash.advertisementlast_img

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