Thailand Open: Sameer Verma sails into quarter-finals

Jan 21 2021 02:34 PM
Thailand Open: Sameer Verma sails into quarter-finals

 Indian shuttler Sameer Verma on Thursday made into the quarter-finals of the ongoing Thailand Open. The Indian player defeated Danish badminton player Rasmus Gemke in two consecutive sets (21-12, 21-9) in a 39-minute long match to progress in the next round. 

Verma looked in complete control of his match and marched into the quarter-finals. Meanwhile, ace shuttler PV Sindhu, who defeated Thailand's Busanan Ongbamrungphan on Tuesday, will face Malaysia's Kisona Selvaduray later in the day. HS Prannoy will also be seen in action later today when he faces Malaysia's Daren Liew.

Earlier, Indian shuttler B Sai Praneeth tested positive for coronavirus. After this, he pulled out of the Thailand Open. The Badminton World Federation had said Praneeth returned a positive result on Monday and will remain in the hospital for at least 10 days.

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