Syed Modi International C’ships: Sameer Verma retains title

Sameer Verma gave India a perfect end to the Syed Modi International Badminton Championships, winning men’s singles final 16-21, 21-19, 21-14 against China’s  Guangzu Lu, to retain the title.

He came from a game down to win the match in 70 minutes.

With this win, Verma sealed his spot in the BWF World Tour Finals. However, former champion Saina Nehwal lost in straight games to Han Yue of China in women’s singles summit clash.

Men’s doubles pair of Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty and women’s doubles players Ashwini Ponnappa and Sikki Reddy also settled for silver in their respective finals.

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