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Highlights, BWF World Tour Finals results: PV Sindhu sets up final against Nozomi Okuhara; Sameer Verma goes down fighting

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Highlights, BWF World Tour Finals results: PV Sindhu sets up final against Nozomi Okuhara; Sameer Verma goes down fighting

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Dec 15, 2018 - 14:25 (IST)

Shi Yuqi enters final! 

Oh, what a battle! Shi Yuqi was stretched all the way but eventually, he got the better of a spirited Sameer Verma to enter the men's singles final. Sameer squandered a match point at 20-19 and since then didn't look as confident as the first two games. Shi ran away with the lead in the third and sealed the deal at 12-21, 22-20, 21-17

 

Dec 15, 2018 - 14:19 (IST)

Sameer 17-20 Shi Yuqi

Shi Yuqi squanders three match points. Tensed moments here. A sudden rush of confidence there by Sameer. 

Dec 15, 2018 - 14:17 (IST)

Sameer 14-19 Shi Yuqi

Shi Yuqi was made to work really hard to earn that crucial point. Sameer eventually hits the shuttle wide of the backline. 

Dec 15, 2018 - 14:14 (IST)

Sameer 12-17 Shi Yuqi

Shi Yuqi has hit bludgeoning winners to maintain the pressure on Sameer, who has relied way too much on flat pushes and returns.  

Dec 15, 2018 - 14:13 (IST)

Sameer 10-16 Shi Yuqi

One-way traffic at the moment. Shi Yqui is in charge of the rallies and winners as Sameer struggles to find balance at the mid-court. 

Dec 15, 2018 - 14:11 (IST)

Sameer 9-14 Shi Yuqi

Well, that escalated quickly. Shi has been accurate at the net to manipulate Sameer's rhythm. The Chinese shuttler's mental resolve is worth praising. 

Dec 15, 2018 - 14:10 (IST)

Sameer 9-11 Shi Yuqi

Finally some breathing space for Shi Yuqi . The crowd favourite leads 11-9 against Sameer at the mid-game break of the decider. 

The Indian needs to bank on his attacking intent to unsettle Shi

Dec 15, 2018 - 14:07 (IST)

This match is unbelievable. Badminton is unpredictable! 

Dec 15, 2018 - 14:05 (IST)

Sameer 6-9 Shi Yuqi

A tired-looking shot from Sameer at the net. Looks like he doesn't want to be involved in long rallies anymore. 

Dec 15, 2018 - 14:03 (IST)

Medical assistance for Sameer, who has complained about a finger issue. He looks fine now. 

Friday's report: Star Indian shuttler PV Sindhu entered the semi-finals of the BWF World Tour Finals, defeating Beiwen Zhang of US in a lop-sided women's singles match here on Friday.

Highlights BWF World Tour Finals results PV Sindhu sets up final against Nozomi Okuhara Sameer Verma goes down fighting

File image of PV Sindhu and Sameer Verma. Agencies

The Rio Olympic silver medallist just took 35 minutes to outplay her opponent 21-9, 21-15.

Right from the start, Sindhu dominated the proceedings and easily overpowered her opponent to advance.

In men's singles match, Sameer Verma defeated Kantaphon Wangcharoen of Thailand 21-9, 21-18 to enter the knock-out stage.

The 45-minute match saw Sameer at his best of abilities in the first game. In the second game, the Indian shuttler struggled but was proved better towards the end to bag the issue.

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