Unseeded Indian shuttler eliminates World No.3 to enter Super Series final
- Sameer Verma beat Jan O Jorgensen 21-19, 24-22 on Saturday.
- Sameer is the third Indian to qualify for a Super Series final.
- While Sameer was unseeded, Jorgensen was third seeded.
Unseeded Sameer put up a hard fight to go pass Denmark's Jorgensen 21-19, 24-22 becoming only the third Indian to qualify for a Super Series final after Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu.
Sameer Verma. You beauty! Causes a major upset! Defeats the World No. 3 Jan O Jorgensen 21-19, 24-22 to enter #hongkongss FINAL!— BAI Media (@BAI_Media) November 26, 2016
In the second game, Sameer, who was trailing 13-11, fought back hard to equalise 14-14 and then 16-16. While the Indian was holding his nerves to go neck to neck with the Danish, the Indians in the crowd maintained an excellent atmosphere cheering him by saying, " Bharat mata ki jai."
Later in the day, Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu will play for the berth in the finals. She is set to face the home player, Cheung Ngan Yi.
Sindhu, who won her maiden Super Series title last week in China, has an excellent chance to bag a second consecutive Super Series title as the World No. 1 Carolina Marin has crashed out from the tournament.
The Spaniard lost her semi-final clash to Taiwan's Tai Tzu-ying 17-21, 21-14, 16-21.
Earlier, World No. 11 Saina Nehwal, who recently recovered from a knee injury, bowed out of Hong Kong Super Series 2016 after a loss in the quart-final. Had she won that match, there would have been the long awaited Sindhu-Saina clash at the international circuit.