Kowloon [Hong Kong]: National champion Sameer Verma’s dream to win his first Superseries title came crashing down as he lost to local player NG Ka Long Angus in the final of the men’s singles event of the Hong Kong Open Super Series Badminton tournament on Sunday.
Verma, the World No. 43, lost to Long Angus 14-21, 21-10, 11-21 in the summit clash.
The 22-year-old shuttler from Hyderabad had earlier defeated third seeded Jan O’Jorgensen 21-19, 24-22 in a contest which lasted around 45 minutes to enter his first Super Series final.
Earlier, Rio Olympic silver-medallist PV Sindhu’s quest for a second successive women’s singles title ended in disappointment after she went down in straight games to Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu Ying in the women’s singles final.
The fourth seeded Taipei’s player defeated Sindhu 21-15, 21-17 in the summit clash that lasted for 41 minutes at the Hong Kong Coliseum. (ANI)