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Sourabh Verma Enters Main Draw Of Hong Kong Open Badminton

Sourabh Verma first defeated Thailand's Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk 21-15, 21-19 before getting the better of Lucas Claerbout of France 21-19, 21-19 in the final qualifying round at the Hong Kong Open badminton tournament on Tuesday.

Sourabh Verma Enters Main Draw Of Hong Kong Open Badminton
Sourabh Verma registered a win over Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk in straight games. | Twitter
Sourabh Verma Enters Main Draw Of Hong Kong Open Badminton
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2019-11-12T13:15:53+05:30

Indian shuttler Sourabh Verma entered the men's singles main draw of the Hong Kong Open after clinching straight-game wins in his two qualifying clashes on Tuesday (November 12). (BADMINTON NEWS)  

Sourabh, seeded fourth in the qualifiers, first defeated Thailand's Tanongsak
Saensomboonsuk 21-15 21-19 before getting the better of Lucas Claerbout of France
21-19 21-19 in the final qualifying round.

The other Indians featuring in the men's singles main event will start on Wednesday. World No. 10 Kidambi Srikanth, B Sai Praneeth, Sameer Verma, HS Prannoy and Parupalli Kashyap are those in fray in the competition.

While Srikanth has a tough opening encounter against World No. 1 Kento Momota of Japan, Sourabh's brother, Sameer will be up against Tzu Wei Wanf of Taipei.

B Sai Praneeth too has a tough opening round encounter against third seed Shi Yu Qi of China, while Prannoy and Kashyap will take on China's Huang Yu Xiang and Kenta Nishimoto of Japan.

Later on Tuesday, the Indian shuttlers will open their campaign in the mixed doubles event.

While the pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa will be up against
Thailand's Nipitphon Phuangphuapet and Savitree Amitrapai, the combination of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy will face third seeds Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai of Thailand.

(PTI)

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