Wednesday, 22 May 2024

News | BWF World Tour Finals

Late qualifier Sameer Verma secures a spot in the semifinals of the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals 2018 with a convincing victory over Thailand’s Kantaphon Wangcharoen. Verma had to win the final qualifying event, the Syed Modi International, to qualify for the season finale, and he did just that. Today, he played exceptionally well, winning in straight games 21-9 21-18, securing himself a place in the semifinals regardless of the outcome of the final Group B encounter.

Verma expressed his satisfaction with his performance and mentioned that his strategy against Wangcharoen was successful, as he had previously defeated him at the Swiss Open. He also mentioned the importance of being patient during the match. In the second game, Verma faced a momentary lapse in his strategy but quickly recovered with the guidance of his coach. Verma is now eagerly looking forward to his next match.

In other matches, Kento Momota emerged as the top performer in the group, winning his third straight match against Tommy Sugiarto with a score of 21-14 21-18. In the women’s category, Pusarla V Sindhu secured her place in the semifinals by defeating Beiwen Zhang 21-9 21-15. Pusarla expressed her confidence in her form and performance throughout the tournament.

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Akane Yamaguchi also advanced to the semifinals as the top seed Tai Tzu Ying retired due to a right hamstring strain.

In the Mixed Doubles Group B, Yuta Watanabe and Arisa Higashino showcased an impressive performance. They defeated Malaysia’s Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying in straight games, keeping their hopes alive in the tournament.

Korea’s Lee So Hee and Shin Seung Chan claimed the second semifinal spot in the Women’s Doubles category by defeating Bulgaria’s Stefani Stoeva and Gabriela Stoeva.

Overall, it has been an exciting tournament so far, with intense matches and exceptional performances. Fans can look forward to more thrilling matches in the upcoming rounds. Stay tuned for more updates on the BWF World Tour Finals.