What was rare earlier, is seen more often now as Indians again have two finalists in a major international tournament. Sameer Verma shocked the third seed Jorgensen while Sindhu entered her second consecutive finals humbling local girl Cheung, who defeated Saina yesterday. Sameer meets the local boy in final, while Rio Olympic final was avoided when top seed Carolina Marin lost to Tzu Ying from Taipei. Surprisingly, Chinese will appear only in one finals, Women’s doubles.
Sameer Verma has won only one international title so far when he emerged Men’s Singles champion in 2013 at Bahrain International Series and Bahrain International Challenge.
Sindhu has won 7 international titles so far, including last week’s China Open Super Series.
Sameer Verma playing first time against Jorgensen won in straight sets 21-19 24-22 in 46 minutes.
PV Sindhu extended her career lead to 3-0 as she defeated Cheung Ngan Yi 21-14 21-16 in the same duration of 46 minutes.
Finals Schedule and Career Meets
Finals are scheduled for Sunday.
Sindhu trails 4th seed Tai Tzu Ying (Chinese Taipei) 3-4. In 2016 they have won twice, winning once each with the last match seeing Sindhu emerge winner at Rio Olympics.
Sameer Verma has met NG Ka Long Angus (Hong Kong) twice when both played at Junior Level. Sameer leads 2-0 winning in 2011 and 2012.