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Hong Kong Open: Sensational Sameer Verma makes first Super Series semis

The unseeded Indian will play third seeded Danish giant Jan O Jorgensen. It will be their first meeting.

Hong Kong Open: Sensational Sameer Verma makes first Super Series semis
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New Delhi: Unheralded Indian shuttler Sameer Verma defeated Malaysia's Chong Wei Feng in their men's quarter-final of the 2016 Hong Kong Open at Kowloon on Friday.

The 22-year-old took just 47 minutes to book his career's first Super Series last-four spot with a straight games 21-17 23-21 win.

The unseeded Indian will play third seeded Danish giant Jan O Jorgensen. It will be their first meeting.

Meanhwhile, Verma's compatriot Ajay Jayaram lost his quarter-final match to NG Ka Long Angus of Hong Kong 15-21 14-21 in 32 minutes.

Verma, along with Rio Olympics silver medallist PV Sindhu, are the only Indians left in the tournament.

Earlier today, former women's world number one Saina Nehwal suffered an agonising defeat in the quarter-finals.

She was undone by a gritty unseeded local shuttler Cheung Ngan Yi. The three-game match lasted an hour and 11 minutes with the local hope winning 8-21 21-18 19-21.

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