Sameer Verma stayed on course for his title defense while Saina Nehwal too reached the semifinals at the Syed Modi International World Tour Super 300 tournament here on Friday.
Sameer eked out a 21-18, 16-21, 21-11win over China’sZhou Zeqi and will square off against Indonesian Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo in the semifinals. Saina beat former national champion Rituparna Das 21-19, 21-14 to set up a meeting with Indonesia’s Ruselli Hartawan.
In men’s doubles, Satwik and Chirag Shetty defeated Chinese combination of Ou Xuanyi and Ren Xiangyu 15-21, 21-19, 21-17 to set up a semifinal clash with Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen of Denmark.
Satwik also paired up with Ashwini to outclass Indonesia’s Ronald and Annisa Saufika 20-22, 21-17, 21-11 in the mixed doubles quarterfinals. The duo will face Chinese Ou Xueying next.
From Online Sources