Sourabh Verma claims Vietnam Open title

Sourabh Verma

India’s Sourabh Verma clinched his second BWF Tour title of the season at the Vietnam Open in Ho Chi Minh City on Sunday. Up against the unseeded Sun Fei Xiang of China, the Indian second seed battled to a 21-12, 17-21, 21-14 in an hour and 12 minutes.

“I am very happy with the way I played this week. I played three Japanese and these players have similar kind of style. Most like to attack and the little differences in their style is something you have to figure out on the court. So it was nice to beat them,” Sourabh told PTI.

On the way to win his Vietnam Open title, he beat three Japanese shuttlers — Kodai Naraoka, Yu Igarashi and Minoru Koga.

The 26-year-old from Madhya Pradesh had won the Dutch Open and Korea Open last year. Earlier this year, he has won the Hyderabad Open and Slovenian International.

World no 38 Sourabh, who had also won the National champion this year, will now play the USD 400,000 Korea Open World Tour Super 500 event to be held from September 24 to 29.

India has some real-life heroes who extend their valuable contributions to the country, so let’s take a pause and congratulate one of them! We’re proud of you Sourabh Verma!