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

Verma def Wangcharoen 21-14, 11-21, 21-12 to enter the final.
Updated: 24 February 2018 20:56 IST - Published: 24 February 2018 14:11 IST
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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.
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This is his first BWF final since winning the Syed Modi International title more than a year ago in January, 2017.
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SAMEER ENTERS THE FINAL OF THE SWISS OPEN!!!!!!!
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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
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18-12 to Sameer
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Now it's the Thai's turn to get frustrated and he pushes a smash wide!

17-12 to the Indian
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Fabulous drop shot from Sameer!

16-12

Can he keep it up?
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Body smash at the Thai and he couldn't control the shot

Verma up 15-12
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Sameer lost a bit of patience in the end of a long rally and concedes a vital point.

14-12
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A crosscourt smash from Verma to go up to 14-11
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WHAT AN INCREDIBLE 56-SHOT RALLY!


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

13-10
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12-10 to Sameer on resumption
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Sameer looks pumped as he goes into the mid-game interval with an 11-10 lead.
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And he evens the score!

10-10
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And the game has suddenly become highly competitive again!

The Thai now trails 9-10
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WHAT A CROSSCOURT JUMP SMASH FROM SAMEER!

10-7
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And the Thai too has lost his sharpness as he keeps on pushing the shuttle wide

Sameer up 9-7
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Verma has regained some of the momentum and is up 8-5
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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
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A surprising smash error from Verma!

6-3
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Sameer drew the Thai to the net and pushed the shuttle to the back for a point.

6-2
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It's 4-2 to the Indian and the Thai is being treated for a minor injury
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They are very much exchanging body blows!

It's 3-2 to Sameer
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It's 2-1 to Verma at the start of Game 3
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The Verma camp must be really, really worried right now.

Sameer looked very much clueless in the latter half of the second game.
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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
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The spark has gone missing in Sameer


Wangcharoen gets point after point as Verma's errors keep on mounting!
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And errors are coming fast and furious from his racquet!

10-15
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Verma is lacking in confidence...his body language isn't very good at the moment
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Everything is going the Thai's way now!

14-9
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But Wangcharoen gets the very next point!

12-9
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Verma wins the longest rally of the match!

54 shots!

9-11
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Wangcharoen is looking very, very confident right now!

Goes into the mid-game interval with an 11-8 lead
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Sameer has lost a bit of momentum and is getting frustrated at Wangcharoen's excellent defence

The Thai goes up to 10-8
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And Wangcharoen's persistence has paid off!

He has evened the score at 8-8
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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
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The Indian is right now at 6-4
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Body smash from the Thai!

3-5
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Beautiful down the line shot right into the corner!

Verma up 5-2
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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
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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!
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And Sameer outsmarted the Thai at the net with a little help from the netchord!

It's 21-14 to the Indian
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Now a down-the-line smash from the Thai!

14-20