Verma bows out of Vietnam Open Grand Prix badminton
India’s campaign came to an end at the USD 50,000 Vietnam Open Grand Prix badminton tournament on Friday after Sameer Verma went down to second seed South Korean shuttler Lee Hyun-il in straight games here.
Unseeded Verma lost 15-21 22-24 against his World No. 24 Korean opponent in a men’s singles quarterfinal match, which lasted 42 minutes.
Verma was the lone Indian left in the fray after the big names of Indian badminton -- Ajay Jayaram, B Sai Praneeth and R M V Gurusaidutt – lost their respective men’s singles second round matches earlier to crash out of the tournament.