Hong Kong Open: Sameer Verma, PV Sindhu enter maiden Super Series final


National champion Sameer Verma paralyzed World No. 3 Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark to achieve his lady Super Series last, while Olympic silver medallist P.V. Sindhu made it to her second progressive summit conflict, in the ladies' singles at the Hong Kong Open, here on Saturday.

 It was twofold bonanza for India at the Hong Kong Open, the last Super Series competition of the season, as Sameer and Sindhu dispensed eminent exhibitions. The 22-year-old Sameer demonstrated huge physicality and exactness in his strokes to score up a hard-battled 21-19, 24-22 win over Jorgensen, who had secured the prestigious China Super Series Premier a week ago.

Sameer, who came into the competition as a qualifier, will battle for the title against nearby most loved Ng Ka Long Angus.

 In the interim, recently delegated China Open champion Sindhu proceeded with her rampaging run and arranged neighborhood shuttler Cheung Ngan Yi 21-14, 21-16 in a 46-minute challenge to set up a conflict with Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu Ying, seeded fourth, to make a case for her second Super Series title.

 It is an uncommon event when two Indians have achieved the finals of the men's and ladies' singles rivalry of a specific competition. Saina Nehwal and K. Srikanth had made the finals of the 2014 China Open and 2015 India Open and both had risen successful.

 More than 40 positioning focuses isolated World No. 43 Sameer from Jorgensen, yet all that didn't make a difference as the Indian recovered everything tossed at him by the Dane in the 46-minute quick paced fight.