Badminton :  Sourabh Verma wins Russia open

Badminton : Sourabh Verma wins Russia open

Sourabh Verma is an Indian badminton player and trains at the Gopichand Badminton Academy, Hyderabad. He is being coached by Pullela Gopichand.   The 25-year-old from Dhar, who clinched the Chinese Taipei Grand Prix Gold and finished runners-up at Bitburger Open in 2016, had suffered an ankle injury and was out of action for two months.  His brother Sameer Verma is a No.3 ranked men’s badminton player in the National circuit.

The Indian shuttlers continues to put up a steller display, which was capped by the 6th seeded Ace Indian shuttler Sourabh Verma, a former national champion scripted a comeback win today lifted the Russian Badminton trophy at Vladivostok.  In the title clash, Sourabh Verma overcame back from a game behind to beat world No. 119 Japanese Koki Watanabe 19-21 21-12 21-17 in the finals to win the men’s singles title at the USD 75,000 BWF Super Tour 100 tournament. The Japanese wilted under pressure and made several unforced errors which only helped the Indian’s cause, helping Saurabh Verma to clinch the game. This is his first title of the season in a thriller that lasted exactly an hour.

This newly crowned Russian open champion Indian player says he is still a work in progress and he needs to improve a lot of his strength to compete continuously on the international arena.  Sourabh Verma who had won the All India senior ranking tournament in Bengaluru last month wants to make himself fit for his next ambitious aim, Asian games and he is already working on his strength to continue playing in the circuit.

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