Vietnam Open: Indian shuttler Sourabh Verma beats local hero Tien Minh Nguyen in straight games to enter semi-finals
Second-seeded Indian shuttler Sourabh, who had won the Hyderabad Open last month, defeated local hero Tien Minh 21-13, 21-18 in a 43-minute clash at the Vietnam Open
The Indian badminton team, including its best bet Sourabh Verma, bowed out of the Singapore Open after a dismal outing.
US Open GPG: Parupalli Kashyap, HS Prannoy reach semis; Manu Attri, B Sumeeth Reddy make last-four in doubles
Indian shuttlers Parupalli Kashyap, H.S. Prannoy and the men's doubles pair of Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy entered to the semi-finals of the US Open Grand Prix here.
The 18-year-old Sindhu, who won the Malaysia Open and Macau Open last year besides the prestigious World Championship bronze, prevailed over Japan's Shizuka Uchida 21-17 17-21 21-16.
Srikanth, who was the finalist at the India Grand Prix Gold earlier this year, will next take on Hong Kong's Yun Hu in the quarterfinals.
"I have beaten the world number five twice here and even in the recent past I have beaten a few top 10 players. Definitely, this will boost my confidence quite a lot," Ajay Jayaram said.
The only issue with Kashyap has been he is brilliant on court one day and erratic the next. Given that his game against Tan wasn't a Ferrari drive, one can expect to see him come out all guns blazing against world number 11 Tien