Sourabh Verma Beats Minoru Koga To Attain Vietnam Open Last

Sourabh Verma Beats Minoru Koga To Reach Vietnam Open Final

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.