Sourabh Verma, Lakshya Sen lead Indian badminton's glory day as shuttlers bag five titles in Sunday bonanza
Sunday, 15 September, can be etched in the annals of Indian badminton as a day in which Indian badminton’s bench strength in both singles and doubles was on glorious display at four different spots on the international map.
Second seed Sourabh, who has won the Hyderabad Open and Slovenian International earlier this year, recovered from a mid-game slump to beat Sun 21-12 17-21 21-14 in the summit clash which lasted an hour and 12 minutes.
Second seed Sourabh, who had won the Hyderabad Open last month, overcame world no 112 Minoru 22-20 21-15 in a 51-minute semi-final clash.
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
Vietnam Open: Sourabh Verma beats Japan's Yu Igarashi to set up men's singles quarterfinals clash with Tien Minh Nguyen
Earlier, Sourabh, who had received a bye in the opening round, had defeated Japan's Kodai Naraoka 22-20 22-20 in the men's singles second round.
Siril, who is ranked 97th in the world, battled hard for 52 minutes to get past World No 22 Liew 17-21 21-19 21-12 in a second-round duel, while Subhankar suffered a straight-game 11-21, 17-21 defeat at the hands of unseeded Malaysian Jia Wei Tan.
Vietnam Open: Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram loses 14-21, 10-21 to Indonesia's Shesar Hiren Rhustavito in final
Ajay Jayaram had to settle for yet another second-placed finish at a major BWF tournament after losing in the finals of the Vietnam Open to Shesar Hiren Rhustavito of Indonesia.
India's Ajay Jayaram stood a step away from his first title of the season as he made it to the finals of the Vietnam Open after defeating Japan's Yu Igarashi in straight games on Saturday.
Ajay Jayaram and Mithun Manjunath put in the hard yards to progress to the men's singles semifinals with contrasting wins at the $75,000 Vietnam Open Super Tour 100 tournament on Friday.
Indian shuttlers Ajay Jayaram, Rituparna Das and Mithun Manjunath were through to the quarterfinals of the $75,000 Vietnam Open Tour Super 100 tournament on Thursday.
Vietnam Open: Lakshya Sen pulls out of tournament due to injury; Ajay Jayaram to carry India's hopes
Asian junior champion Lakshya Sen on Monday pulled out of the $75,000 Vietnam Open BWF Tour Super 100 after failing to recover from shin splint injuries.
Lakshya Sen had ended India's 53-year long wait for a men's singles gold when he clinched the title at the Asia Junior championship last month.
Rohan Bopanna-Pablo Cuevas win Erste Open doubles title; Saketh Myneni-Vijay Sundar Prashanth clinch Vietnam Open
In a memorable day for Indian tennis, Rohan Bopanna won the Erste Open title in Vienna with Pablo Cuevas while the team of Saketh Myneni and Vijay Sundar Prashanth clinched the Vietnam Open trophy at the Ho Chi Minh City.
Rohan Bopanna, Pablo Cuevas storm into Vienna Open doubles semis; Yuki Bhambri crashes out in Vietnam
Bopanna and Cuevas will now fight it out with Karen Khachanov and Lucas Pouille for a place in the final of the hard court event.
Vietnam Open: Yuki Bhambri breezes into quarters, Prajnesh Gunneswaran progresses in Ho Chi Minh City
Yuki, now ranked 142, outclassed his opponent from Chinese Taipei 6-3 6-1 in the second round of the $50,000 hard court event