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Sourabh Varma vs Hsu Jen Hao Chinese Taipei Masters Semi-finals Live Updates Online

Updated: 15 October 2016 12:54 IST - Published: 15 October 2016 12:12 IST
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Sourabh Varma is into the final!!!! He beats the top seed, 11-4, 11-7, 11-9.

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And Sourabh takes the third game, 11-9

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Sourabh's defensive skills have been superb today. No matters how many times he has been put to the test, he has come out on top every time. He now has a match point at 10-9.

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Yes, the top seed does fight back to make it 9-9. Time is running out for him!

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And Varma edges ahead, 9-8. Can Hao make a comeback?

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And Varma has once more levelled matters at 8-8. This is very impressive from him to say the least.

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The World No. 22 was ahead by 8-6 but Sourabh fought back to reduce the gap to 7-8. 

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The match is now tense and very competitive. Hao is ahead only narrowly, 7-6.

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A calm head and full focus are what Sourabh needed. And he has made use of them. Varma is back in the game and has levelled it at 5-5.

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Hao maintains his three-point lead and is now at 5-2. What can Sourabh do to stop him?

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After losing the first two games, Hao is now asserting himself and takes a 3-0 lead in the third game.

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This is excellent so far from Sourabh. He needs only one more game to advance to the final. Can he?

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After a brutal rally, Varma grabs the second game as well, 11-7

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With his usual fiery aggression, the Indian has now stretched his lead to three points. The top seed can simply do nothing and trails 6-9.

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A determined Sourabh has still managed to eke out a slim lead and is ahead by 7-5. 

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Hsu Jen Hao is the top seed and also has the crowd support behind him. He is surely not going to go away without a fight. A competitive second game is definitely on the cards. And Hsu makes his intentions clear. Both of them are now tied at 2-2 in the second game.

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And he wastes no time in completing the job. A brilliant Varma grabs the opener, 11-4.

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Up 9-4, Sourabh is now just two points away from closing out the first game. 

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The rallies are getting longer as Hao trying his best to tire out the Indian. Sourabh showing exceptional defense to come out on top of those gritty rallies. He now leads 7-3.

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Varma looking pretty confident at the moment as he extends his lead to 4-2.

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And Sourabh is off to a fast start as he opens up a 2-0 lead.

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Good morning and welcome to the Sportskeeda liveblog. World No. 82 Sourabh Varma is the only remaining at the Chinese Taipei Masters following the exits of his brother Sameer, Shreyansh Jaiswal and Rahul Yadav Chittaboina. Sourabh has a tough task in the semi-finals as he faces the top seed Hsu Jen Hao but the Indian can take inspiration from his 3-1 head-to-head record over the Chinese Taipei shuttler. Can Sourabh post a fourth win over Hao today?

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