Saurabh Verma to take on Loh Kean Yew in title clash of Hyderabad Open

Reigning national champion Saurabh Verma will take on Singapore’s Loh Kean Yew in the title clash of the men’s singles in the Hyderabad Open BWF Tour Super 100 Badminton Tournament today.

The seventh seeded Indian, who had won the Slovenia International in May, beat Iskandar Zulkarnain of Malaysia 23-21 21-16 in a straight game win 48-minute semifinal clash. Saurabh had won the Dutch Open Super 100 and Russian Open Super 100 titles last year.

The top seeded Indian women’s doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy defeated Hong Kong’s Fan Ka Yan and Wu Yi Ting 21-12 21-12 to enter their first final of the season. The Commonwealth Games bronze medalist pair will face Korean combination of Baek Ha Na and Jung Kyung Eun in the summit clash.

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