Sourabh Verma Enter Finals Of Bittburger Grand Prix Gold
Sourabh Verma defeated Anders Antonsen in straight sets to reach the finals of Bittburger Grand Prix Gold event on Saturday. It was a dominating performance by Sourabh who outplayed his opponent in all departments.
In the first game, Anders began on a positive note taking an initial lead. Sourabh Verma did an excellent job to come back into the match and reduced the gap to 4-6. Verma took the lead for the first time in this game at 7-6 but Anderson fought back and had an 11-10 lead at mid game. After the interval the Indian player, showed his class and played an aggressive game to race away with the first set 21-15.
In the second game, Sourabh Verma continued his dominance taking a 3-2 lead. Anders played an attacking game and took 3 points in succession to take a 5-3 lead in his favor. Sourabh Verma soon made a comeback take 3 points in succession for a 6-5 lead. The Indian’s smashes proved too much for the Denmark player. At the mid-game, Sourbah Verma led 11-9. After the break, Antonsen played well and remained in close distance with Verma as he reduced the gap to only 1 point at 13-14 in favor of Verma. Antonsen took the lead for a short while but Verma showed his experience and won the second set 21-18 progressing into finals.
Sourabh Verma defeated 3 higher ranked players and will face the Chinese Shi in the finals.
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