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Sourabh Varma vs Marc Zwiebler Bitburger Open Quarter-finals Live Updates Online

Updated: 04 November 2016 20:40 IST - Published: 04 November 2016 19:16 IST
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That's all, folks! Thank you for joining us. We shall be back with live updates of the semi-finals tomorrow.,

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What a great day for the Verma family! If the brothers win their respective semi-finals, they can meet each other in the final. 

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Zwiebler tried his best to curb Sourabh's confidence but the Indian was unstoppable. With a superb display of attacking shots and a calm head, the Indian dashed all hopes of Zwiebler as he upset the third seed for a 21-15, 16-21, 21-15 win. The match lasted 51 minutes.

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And it is the German who now heads to the interval with an 11-10 lead.

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But Zwiebler once more has got a second wind and has levelled the scores at 10-10.

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The initial stages of the third game appear to be in Sourabh's control who now leads 9-6.

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Varma could not do much. This is every bit Zwiebler's game! The German forces a decider by taking the second game, 21-16

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Varma is trying hard to fight back. With some resilient show, he has managed to make it quite close at 16-18.

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*16-13

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The roles have reversed! The German is now on a run of six straight points as he rushes to 16-10. Sourabh looks stunned at the moment. Can we see a decider?

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Sourabh went ahead to 13-10 with some superb shotmaking. But he needs to be careful here. Zwiebler has reduced the deficit to 12-13.

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The Indian is playing some aggressive badminton that helped him to get to 10-8. Even though the German closed the gap to 9-10, Varma still managed to lead 11-9 at the mid-game interval.

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After maintaining the two-point lead at 7-5, Varma extends it further by soaring to 9-6. 

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Sourabh has started the second game on a grand note by jumping to a 5-3 lead. Can the experienced Zwiebler force a comeback in this match?

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And it doesn't take long for Varma to clinch the opener, 21-15.

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Zwiebler is trying to make a comeback but the confident Varma dashes all his hopes as he is now two points away from grabbing the opener at 19-14.

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Varma is currently in the driver's seat as he has built up a huge lead of 16-12. 

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After the break, it's all square as the two are locked at 12-12 now.

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Varma has taken a lead for the first time in this match as he surges to 9-8. He then adds another point to his kitty to march to 10-8 before ending the first half of the game at 11-10.

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Verma levels the game with some strong display of attacking badminton, 5-5.

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The early exchanges are hard-fought and it is Zwiebler who has a slender lead of 4-3.

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The match will begin in a few minutes.

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The two have never met before and this could be a pretty interesting showdown. Varma has come to this tournament on the back of winning the Chinese Taipei Masters last month.

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Good evening, friends. We return once again with live scores and commentary from the Bitburger Open quarter-finals. Elder brother Sourabh Varma is looking to join younger brother Sameer in the semi-finals as he takes on the third seed Marc Zwiebler in today's quarter-final match.