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Badminton: Sourabh Verma bows out of US Open, Siddharth Pratap Singh loses White Nights final


India’s campaign at the US Open badminton tournament ended after Sourabh Verma lost his men’s singles semi-final match to Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk of Thailand in Fullerton on Sunday.

The world No 43 Verma lost 9-21 18-21 against the Thai shuttler in a contest that lasted just 39 minutes.

Verma struggled in the first game but gave a tough fight in the second before losing in straight games.

Other Indians in the fray – Parupalli Kashyap, HS Prannoy, Ajay Jayaram and Lakshya Sen – had bowed out of the tournament earlier.

On Friday, Verma upset compatriot and second seed Prannoy to be ...


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