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Syed Modi Internartional GPG finals, Highlights: PV Sindhu, Sameer Verma win titles

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Syed Modi Internartional GPG finals, Highlights: PV Sindhu, Sameer Verma win titles
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    CHAMPION! PV Sindhu eases past Gregoria Mariska 21-13, 21-4 to claim her first Syed Modi International GPG and sixth Grand Prix Gold. She is arguably the future of Indian badminton!

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    Gregoria Mariska is trying to play defensive since the first game which has put her in a difficult position. PV Sindhu can be very dangerous with her height advantage.

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    PV Sindhu puts one hand on the title with a 14-6 lead in the second game. It is quite visible how PV Sindhu has matured as a player within the last 10 months. From incisive decision-making to smart cross court net plays, the 21-year-old has proved her worth wherever she played. 

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    PV Sindhu wins the first game 21-13 with ease as Gregoria Mariska cannot match up with the Hyderabadi shuttler's work rate. 

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    Gregoria Mariska is taking her chances following two unplayable smashes against PV Sindhu. The Indonesian trails 20-13 now

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    PV Sindhu on the front foot at the break of the first game. She leads 11-4 against Gregoria Mariska, who has had a stuttering start against the Olympic medallist. 

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    All eyes will be on PV Sindhu as she takes on 17-year-old Indonesian Gregoria Mariska in the women's final of the Syed Modi International GPG. Both the shuttlers have come a long way to reach the finals. Don't miss out on this one! 

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    Pranaav Chopra and Sikki Reddy have made their mark yet again! The duo never looked under pressure and contained the experienced Sumeeth Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa throughout the match. Up next, PV Sindhu will battle it out against Gregoria Mariska! 

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    And the no. 2 seed Pranaav Chopra and Sikki Reddy are just two points away from winning their first Grand Prix Gold title. Brilliant awareness by the duo! 

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    Pranaav Chopra and Sikki Reddy lead 11-6 at the break. These two are playing smartly, giving no chance to Sumeeth Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa to capitalise in the second game. As things stand, Pranaav and Sikki emerge as favourites to win this tie! 

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    Pranaav Chopra and Sikki Reddy get the better of this tiring rally to lead 5-3 against Sumeeth Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa. 

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    Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Sikki Reddy win the first game 22-20. They are just one game away from glory! 

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    It's 20-20 in this evenly-contested mixed doubles final between B Sumeeth Reddy-Ashwini Ponnappa and Pranaav Jerry Chopra-Sikki Reddy at the Syed Modi International GPG.

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    Smiles all around as Sameer Verma and Sai Praneeth pose with their medals! 

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    Brilliant net play by Ashwini Ponnappa there. Looks like she has taken the attacking role in the second-half of the first game! 

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    B Sumeeth Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa lead 11-8 at the break of the first game against Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Sikki Reddy. 

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    Let's shift our focus to the mixed doubles now as Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Sikki Reddy face B Sumeeth reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa. This is the first time in the history of the tournament that two Indian pairs will play against each other in the final. Get ready for the action!  

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    That's it! Sameer Verma produced a resilient performance to put his hands on his first Grand Prix title after winning 21-19, 21-16 against compatriot B Sai Praneeth. It's been a rollercoaster ride for the 22-year-old and he wasn't going to miss this opportunity. 

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    And yet again, Sameer Verma makes a sensational comeback in the second game as he leads 12-11. Can Sai Praneeth bounce back this time? 

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    It's 11-5 at the break of the second game as Sai Praneeth has the upper hand over Sameer Verma in this game. But Sameer can bounce back as he did in the first game! 

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    Fantastic reflexes by Sameer Verma, trails 5-10 in the second game. It looks like the 22-year-old is nervous during the start of the game. 

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    What a turnaround! Sameer Verma came back from 5-11 to take the first game 21-19 against Sai Praneeth. He looks in superb touch after struggling at the break of the first game. 

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    Sameer Verma won't give up that easy! He trails 18-19 against Sai Praneeth and looks confident to make a comeback.

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    That was a superb smash by Sameer Verma. He is trying his best to get in the match as he trails 11-15.  

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    Sai Praneeth leads 11-5 at the break of the first game against Sameer Verma. Who will take the early lead? 

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    And the men's singles gets underway as Sameer Verma takes on B Sai Praneeth in the all-Indian finals at the Syed Modi International GPG. 

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    Christinna Pedersen and Kamilla Ryter Juhl defeated the Indian pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and Sikki Reddy 21-16, 21-18 to clinch the women's doubles title at the Syed Modi International GPG. Meanwhile, Danish pair of Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen got the better of LU Ching Yao and YANG Po Han 21-14, 21-15 to win the men's doubles. Men's singles up next! 

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    Hello and welcome to the Live coverage of Syed Modi International GPG finals where PV Sindhu will take on Mariska Gregoria in the final. Meanwhile Sameer Verma will square off against B Sai Praneeth in the Men's singles final. So stick around for all the scores, updates, reactions and analysis of the day's action

Semifinal Report: P.V. Sindhu, B. Sai Praneeth, Sameer Verma and the women's doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N. Sikki Reddy reached the title rounds of the Syed Modi International Badminton Championships here on Saturday.

Ashwini and Sikki also advanced to the mixed doubles final with their partners B. Sumeeth Reddy and Pranaav Jerry Chopra respectively at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium.

PV Sindhu. Getty Images

PV Sindhu. Getty Images

Olympic 2016 runner-up Sindhu ended Indonesian fourth seed Fitriani Fitriani's run with 21-11, 21-19 victory in the semi-final to set up a title clash against unseeded Indonesian Grigoria Mariska, who stunned compatriot sixth seed Hanna Ramadini 21-19, 21-14 in 37 minutes to extend her dream run.

In the men's singles competition, eighth seed and national champion Sameer Verma defeated 15th seed Harsheel Dani 21-15, 21-11 in 31 minutes.

Sameer will be up against Indian ninth seed Sai Praneeth, who edged past third seed Kidambi Srikanth 15-21, 21-10, 21-17 in 59 minutes.

In the women's doubles competition, unseeded Indian pair of Ashwini-Sikki battled past Sanjana Santosh and Arathi Sara Sunil 18-21, 21-12, 21-13 in 47 minutes.

In the title clash, Ashwini-sikki will now face Danish top seeds Christinna Pedersen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl, who got the better of Malaysian third seeds Yin Loo Lim and Yap Cheng Wen 23-21, 21-14 in 50 minutes.

The mixed doubles will see Ashwini and Sikki facing each other. Ashwini combined with his mixed doubles partner B. Sumeeth Reddy to stun top seeds Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christinna Pedersen of Denmark 19-21, 21-18, 21-18 in an hour and 11 minutes.

The Indian seventh seeds will meet compatriot second seeds Sikki and Pranaav, who disposed off Danish fifth seeds Mathias Christiansen and Sara Thygesen 21-18, 21-13 in 40 minutes.


Updated Date: Jan 29, 2017 18:36 PM

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