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Swiss Open 2018, Semi-finals: Sameer Verma vs Kantaphon Wangcharoen, Live Match Updates

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedFeb 24, 2018 20:56 IST

Verma def Wangcharoen 21-14, 11-21, 21-12 to enter the final.

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20:56 (IST)24 FEB 2018

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20:54 (IST)24 FEB 2018

Wangcharoen played brilliantly in the second game but he lost his way in the third as Sameer raised his level.

Sameer will face the winner of the other semi-final between Lucas Corvee and Jan O Jorgensen.

20:53 (IST)24 FEB 2018

This is his first BWF final since winning the Syed Modi International title more than a year ago in January, 2017.

20:52 (IST)24 FEB 2018

SAMEER ENTERS THE FINAL OF THE SWISS OPEN!!!!!!!

20:51 (IST)24 FEB 2018

As Wangcharoen pushes the return wide, SAMEER WINS!!!!



21-14, 11-21, 21-12 in 1 hour 15 minutes

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EIGHT MATCH POINTS FOR VERMA

20-12

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What a lob from Verma! In total control!

19-12

20:49 (IST)24 FEB 2018

18-12 to Sameer

20:48 (IST)24 FEB 2018

Now it's the Thai's turn to get frustrated and he pushes a smash wide!

17-12 to the Indian

20:47 (IST)24 FEB 2018

Fabulous drop shot from Sameer!

16-12

Can he keep it up?

20:46 (IST)24 FEB 2018

Body smash at the Thai and he couldn't control the shot

Verma up 15-12

20:45 (IST)24 FEB 2018

Sameer lost a bit of patience in the end of a long rally and concedes a vital point.

14-12

20:43 (IST)24 FEB 2018

A crosscourt smash from Verma to go up to 14-11

20:41 (IST)24 FEB 2018

WHAT AN INCREDIBLE 56-SHOT RALLY!


Verma dived twice, yet got up and won the point!

13-10

20:39 (IST)24 FEB 2018

12-10 to Sameer on resumption

20:38 (IST)24 FEB 2018

Sameer looks pumped as he goes into the mid-game interval with an 11-10 lead.

20:37 (IST)24 FEB 2018

And he evens the score!

10-10

20:37 (IST)24 FEB 2018

And the game has suddenly become highly competitive again!

The Thai now trails 9-10

20:36 (IST)24 FEB 2018

WHAT A CROSSCOURT JUMP SMASH FROM SAMEER!

10-7

20:35 (IST)24 FEB 2018

And the Thai too has lost his sharpness as he keeps on pushing the shuttle wide

Sameer up 9-7

20:34 (IST)24 FEB 2018

Verma has regained some of the momentum and is up 8-5

20:32 (IST)24 FEB 2018

And Wangcharoen has come back into this!

A lot more aggression, coupled with Verma errors has helped him to trail by just one point now

5-6

20:29 (IST)24 FEB 2018

A surprising smash error from Verma!

6-3

20:28 (IST)24 FEB 2018

Sameer drew the Thai to the net and pushed the shuttle to the back for a point.

6-2

20:26 (IST)24 FEB 2018

It's 4-2 to the Indian and the Thai is being treated for a minor injury

20:24 (IST)24 FEB 2018

They are very much exchanging body blows!

It's 3-2 to Sameer

20:23 (IST)24 FEB 2018

It's 2-1 to Verma at the start of Game 3

20:21 (IST)24 FEB 2018

The Verma camp must be really, really worried right now.

Sameer looked very much clueless in the latter half of the second game.

20:20 (IST)24 FEB 2018

Wangcharoen gets the second game 21-11

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Nine game points for the Thai!

20-11

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It's 18-11 in favour of the Thai

20:19 (IST)24 FEB 2018

The spark has gone missing in Sameer


Wangcharoen gets point after point as Verma's errors keep on mounting!

20:17 (IST)24 FEB 2018

And errors are coming fast and furious from his racquet!

10-15

20:16 (IST)24 FEB 2018

Verma is lacking in confidence...his body language isn't very good at the moment

20:16 (IST)24 FEB 2018

Everything is going the Thai's way now!

14-9

20:15 (IST)24 FEB 2018

But Wangcharoen gets the very next point!

12-9

20:14 (IST)24 FEB 2018

Verma wins the longest rally of the match!

54 shots!

9-11

20:11 (IST)24 FEB 2018

Wangcharoen is looking very, very confident right now!

Goes into the mid-game interval with an 11-8 lead

20:10 (IST)24 FEB 2018

Sameer has lost a bit of momentum and is getting frustrated at Wangcharoen's excellent defence

The Thai goes up to 10-8

20:09 (IST)24 FEB 2018

And Wangcharoen's persistence has paid off!

He has evened the score at 8-8

20:07 (IST)24 FEB 2018

WHAT A RALLY!

Sameer slipped near the net and the Thai gets the point with a beautiful finish down the middle

Sameer still up 7-6

20:05 (IST)24 FEB 2018

The Indian is right now at 6-4

20:03 (IST)24 FEB 2018

Body smash from the Thai!

3-5

20:03 (IST)24 FEB 2018

Beautiful down the line shot right into the corner!

Verma up 5-2

20:02 (IST)24 FEB 2018

Some terrific rallies already in this game!


The Thai made a mistake with the lift as the shuttle could not float over the net

Sameer up 3-2

20:01 (IST)24 FEB 2018

The Thai is hitting back with aggressive shots of his own!

We are quickly all level at 2-2

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It's 2-0 to the Indian

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GAME 2

Sameer starts the second game with a lot of aggression and gets the first point with a body smash!

19:56 (IST)24 FEB 2018

And Sameer outsmarted the Thai at the net with a little help from the netchord!

It's 21-14 to the Indian

19:55 (IST)24 FEB 2018

Now a down-the-line smash from the Thai!

14-20
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