Orleans Open: Sameer Verma reaches semi-final with hard-fought win; Parupalli Kashyap bows out

Sameer Verma emerged as the lone Indian survivor at the Orleans Open World Super 100 tournament after reaching the semifinals with a hard-fought win over local hope Lucas Corvee in men's singles competition.

PTI March 31, 2018 14:36:51 IST
Orleans Open: Sameer Verma reaches semi-final with hard-fought win; Parupalli Kashyap bows out

Orleans: Sameer Verma emerged as the lone Indian survivor at the Orleans Open World Super 100 tournament after reaching the semi-finals with a hard-fought win over local hope Lucas Corvee in men's singles competition.

Orleans Open Sameer Verma reaches semifinal with hardfought win Parupalli Kashyap bows out

File image of Sameer Verma. AFP

Top seeded Sameer, who clinched the Swiss Open last month, saw off eighth seeded Corvee 17-21 21-19 21-15 in a battle that lasted an hour and eight minutes at the Palais des sports.

The Indian will face Netherlands' Mark Caljouw, seeded fourth, next.

It turned out to be a disappointing day for fifth seeded Parupalli Kashyap as he lost 18-21 14-21 to third seeded Rasmus Gemke of Denmark.

After battling for 44 minutes, Indian men's doubles pair of Francis Alwin and K Nandagopal also suffered a 21-19 14-21 8-21 loss to third seeded German combo of Mark Lamsfuss and Marvin Emil Seidel.

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