Author: Abhishek Bhargava

YONEX Sunrise HongKong Open 2016 – Super Sameer reaches final

HongKong Super Series 2016 - Super Sameer reaches final. All d best..Click To TweetA badminton equivalent of an earthquake shook the sporting world today at the Hong Kong Coliseum when the underdog, India’s very own Sameer Verma decimated the challenge presented by the World No. 3 Jan O Jorgensen.
 
This tremendous feat will make him only the 3rd men’s singles player from India to contest a Superseries final.
 
On the start of the proceedings Sameer opened up a huge lead of 7-1 and carried the momentum further to win the 1st game despite the stiff challenge from the Dane. In the second game he trailed the world no 3 by 5-11 but made a brilliant comeback by creating astonishing angles and was also helped by a few couple of mistakes made by a nervous looking Jan O Jorgensen. 
 
Tomorrow he will be up against the local favourite Ng Ka Long Angus from Hong Kong and hope Sameer will continue his dream run to win the title.
Final score: 21-19, 24-22

Hong Kong Superseries Tournament – mixed day for Indians

 
National champion, Sameer Verma cemented his place today as one of the top shuttlers in the world by reaching the semi-finals of the ongoing Hong Kong Superseries tournament. He defeated the Malaysian Wei Feng Chong in straight games 21-17, 23-21.
After winning the first game 21-17 easily, he faced a stiff challenge from Chong who quickly took a 11-5 lead in the second game. But Sameer made a superb comeback and then held his nerve to shut the door on his opponent’s face.
He will be up against recently crowned China Open winner Jan O Jorgensen from Denmark in the semifinal.
However, another Indian in the fray, Ajay Jayaram lost his match today against his opponent Ng Ka Long Angus going down 21-15,21-14.
 
In the women’s singles Olympic silver medalist, PV Sindhu reached her second consecutive semifinal by defeating Xiaoyu Liang of Singapore 21-17, 21-23, 21-18 in a marathon match in which both athlete’s fitness was tested and Sindhu came on top.
 
However, just like in the men’s singles, it was a day of mixed fortunes as Saina Nehwal despite making a superb comeback in the second game lost to the home player Ngan Yi Cheung 21-8, 18-21, 21-19.
Saina’s exit from the tournament means that PV Sindhu will qualify for the year ending Dubai Destination Superseries Finals.

It’s sunshine for P.V. Sindhu and “Sun”set for Yu

PV Sindhu wins China Open 2016 title. This is her maiden superseries title. What an year for the Indian....Click To Tweet

Rio Olympics silver medalist PV Sindhu claimed her maiden superseries and 7th overall title today, as she won the China Open 2016 title. She defeated China’s Sun Yu 21-11, 17-21, 21-11 in finals, which lasted 69 minutes.

The Indian won the opening game relatively easy 21-11, only to lose the second game 17-21, as the Chinese staged a remarkable comeback with the help of some lethal smashes.

However in the decider, Sindhu was in complete control as took the game 21-13 and with it her first Superseries title. After today’s win, she now has a 3-3 career record against her Chinese opponent.

In all likelihood, today’s win will put her in contention for the year ending Superseries finals in Dubai.

Final Score:

PV Sindhu beat Sun Yu 21-11, 17-21, 21-11