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Sameer Verma vs Jan O Jorgensen Hong Kong Open Semi-finals Live Updates Online

Updated: 26 November 2016 17:46 IST - Published: 26 November 2016 16:47 IST
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First time ever any Indian is in the men's singles final of the Hong Kong Open Superseries final!!!!!

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SAMEER VERMA HAS UPSET THE CHINA OPEN CHAMPION TO MAKE HIS MAIDEN SUPERSERIES FINAL!!!!!!!

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THIS IS SENSATIONAL FROM SAMEER AS HE WINS 21-19, 24-22

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The Dane's shot is blocked by the net and we are back to 22-22

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Sensational Sameer got to a match point at 21-20 but erred for 21-21

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He forces The Great Dane into error again for 20-20 wow

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Sameer putting up such a smart display by making the Dane move all over the court. It erased two game points from 17-20 to make it 19-20

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Sameer showing excellent maturity by luring his illustrious rival to the backcourt and then finishes the shot with a backhand at the net. He is now 17-18

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Jorgensen went up 14-13 with some superb body shots before Sameer came up with a powerful jump smash to get a point. However, he could not continue the momentum any more as the Dane has come back for 17-14

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The crowd goes delirious with joy as Verma comes back for 12-12 and then even gets the lead for 13-12

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The two-point gap continues with the Dane now leading 12-10.

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Sameer took four consecutive points after the break to go as close as 9-11 as the Dane lost his sharpness.

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Sameer went for full-throttle attack but missed the lines. Jorgensen is looking confident with an 11-5 lead at half-time.

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The Danish No. 1 once again has regained the lead for 9-5

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In an opposite of the first game, it is now Sameer's turn to make a comeback as the Dane keeps on erring. The Indian has made it 5-7.

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GAME 2

Change of ends not proving to be good for the Indian. The Indian is struggling with the short points and the Dane is simply dictating the pace. Jorgensen jumps to 4-1

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This is an inspired performance from Sameer!!!!!

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A Haw-Eye challenge goes in favour of Sameer who TAKES THE FIRST GAME 21-19

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But the Dane is making a comeback here and has closed in on 19-20

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Much to the delight of the crowd, Sameer is putting up a mind-blowing display of defence and retrieval so much so that even Jorgensen's racquet got broken trying to keep up pace with him. Verma went up 18-17 and that rattled the Dane who lost four straight points to trail 17-20.

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Sameer's retrieval skills are on point as the shuttle beautifully floats over the net to land on the line for 16-16

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They are back to level at 14-14 after Sameer's Hawk-Eye challenge turned unsuccessful.

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*13-11, not 14-11

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The scene has changed since the match resumed after the break. It is  now the third seed who has the upper hand and has taken three points in a row for 14-11

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That could not deter Verma, who grabbed two quick points to take a slender lead of 11-10 at half-time.