HYDERABAD: Ace shuttler and National champion Sourabh Verma defeated World No. 33, Loh Kean Yew of Singapore (21-13, 14-21, 21-16) to clinch the BWF Super 100 Hyderabad Open title on Sunday. The match lasted for 52 minutes saw a fierce battle being fought by the two finalists.

From the beginning, Sourabh had the upper hand as he won the first set comfortably by 8 points. In the second set, Loh Kean made a great comeback by scoring five straight points to win the set 21-14. However in the final set for the title grab, Sourabh put his foot on the accelerator at the right time and clinched the Super 100 title at the Hyderabad Open.

Sourabh had earlier won the ‘Super 100’ titles at the Dutch Open and the Russian Open and his most recent win was at the Slovenian International in May.

Anurag Mallick

A sports enthusiast, Anurag Mallick is currently working with Newsmeter as a reporter. He is a mass communication graduate from Loyola Academy. He is also a budding presenter and loves talking in front of the camera. His future aim is to discuss cricket professionally. He has earlier interned with a YouTube Channel, "Hind ki Pukaar" where he spoke on various topics infront of the camera. He has also interned with "WrytIn", a content writing platform, where he wrote articles on sports & entertainment. "Lights, Camera, Cricket" is what sums him up. He also loves playing cricket and other sports like Badminton & Volleyball.

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