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Swiss Open 2018, Quarter-finals: Sameer Verma vs Kento Momota, Live Match Updates

Sameer Verma def Kento Momota 21-17, 21-16 to enter semi-finals
Updated: 24 February 2018 02:00 IST - Published: 23 February 2018 23:13 IST
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And that's a wrap to this live blog. We'll be back tomorrow with the live coverage of Sameer Verma's semi-final match.Until then, stay tuned to Sportskeeda for all the latest updates from the world of sports.Goodbye!
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With the win, Verma is the only Indian to remain in the single's fray. The victory against the former world no 2 will provide him with a much-needed boost as he hopes to continue the sublime form going into his semi-final fixture.

Sameer will take on Thai shuttler Kantaphon Wangcharoen in the semis.
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And Verma wraps it up in style.
21-17, 21-16
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Verma on match point!!
20-16
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The 23-year-old Indian has now surged to 19-16
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Momota's errors not helping him as the Indian edges closer to victory.
18-16
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Can Verma hold on to his nerves and make it to the semis?
Just 4 points away from a victory. 
Sameer leads 17-16
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Just like the first game, the second one also looks will go down to the wire. 
Scores level at 16-16
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The Indian has taken the lead for the first time in the game. And that too right at the penultimate stage.
16-15
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Verma is the last Indian remaining in the fray and will be hoping for a win to keep India's hope alive.
The way he is playing is absolutely fantastic!! 
4 points on a trot to pull back the scores on level terms.
15-15
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Verma wins two consecutive points. The contest has heated up.
15-13
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The Japanese has taken a 4 point lead in the midway mark.
15-11
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Momota doing well to keep the difference intact.
13-10
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Verma needs to gather pace fast before it's too late.
A well-disguised drop to get one back
The Indian still trailing 12-9
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A strong smash down the line as the Japanese extends his lead
12-8
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Gap closing in!! 
10-8
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Momota's error, a silver lining for the Indian as he edges in.
9-7
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Verma is fighting hard to stay in the game and trails by four points
9-5
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And Momota starts with a point after the break.
Leads 8-4
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Heading into the mid-game interval, the Japanese is up by 7-4
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Sameer trying hard to prevent conceding a big lead to his opponent as he makes a comeback. Still not enough to catch the Japanese as he leads 6-3
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3 point advantage for the Japanese.
Leads 5-2
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The Indian looks a bit fatigued as the Japanese take full advantage to extend his lead.
4-1
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Momota takes two points on the trot to double his lead
2-0
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Sameer serves first in Game 2 but concedes a poor point.
The Japanese leads 1-0
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