Sourabh Verma will face Solar Fei Xiang of China within the Vietnam Open remaining. © Twitter
Indian shuttler Sourabh Verma booked his place within the males’s singles remaining of the continuing Vietnam Open BWF Tour Tremendous 100 match after registering a straight-games victory over Japan’s Minoru Koga on Saturday. The second-seeded Indian defeated his Japanese opponent 22-20, 21-15 within the semi-final conflict, which lasted for 51 minutes. Sourabh Verma, who hasn’t misplaced a sport en path to the finals of the continuing competitors, was given a stiff battle by Minoru Koga all through the course of the match. Nevertheless, the World No.38 got here up with a gritty efficiency in each the video games to emerge victorious.
After getting a bye within the first spherical, Sourabh Verma — who’s the lone Indian within the competitors — outlasted Japan’s Kodai Naraoka 22-20, 22-20 in a decent second-round conflict.
Naraoka’s compatriot, Yu Igarashi then posed a sterner check to Verma by which the Indian got here out with flying colors.
A gruelling 25-23, 24-22 victory sealed the deal for the Indian shuttler and put him within the quarter-finals.
And the last-eight match in opposition to dwelling favorite Tien Minh Nguyen turned out to be the best for him as he cruised to a 21-13, 21-18 victory on Friday.
He’ll now face Solar Fei Xiang of China — who beat Lin Yu Hsien 21-17, 21-16 — within the remaining on Sunday.