PV Sindhu, Sameer Verma upbeat despite defeat in Hong Kong final
India's PV Sindhu and Sameer Verma were beaten in their respective finals of the Hong Kong Open; Sindhu lost to Tai Tzu-Ying of Chinese Taipei 15-21, 17-21, while, Verma lost to Ng Ka Long Angus 14-21, 21-10, 11-21
Winner Tai Tzu-Ying of Taiwan (right) and India's PV Sindhu pose after the Hong Kong Open final yesterday. Pic/AFP
Hong Kong: India's PV Sindhu and Sameer Verma were beaten in their respective finals of the Hong Kong Open here yesterday.
Sindhu lost to Tai Tzu-Ying of Chinese Taipei 15-21, 17-21, While, Verma lost to Ng Ka Long Angus 14-21, 21-10, 11-21.
Despite losing the final, Sindhu was pleased with her performance. "Good game overall. It was her day. I played well, but she didn't make any mistakes. I'm happy with my performance. It's okay, I'll go back and train hard. A bit upset, but overall it went well. I congratulate her for her win," Sindhu said.
"I was prepared for everything. But then one has to win and one has to lose. It was anybody's game. It was her day, she played well,"
Sindhu added. World No. 43 Sameer said his maiden final finish boosted his confidence and he is now eyeing a place in the top 10 of BWF ranking.
"I'm happy to reach the final. While playing him, in second game I was ready to move him around the court. I got a bit tired in the third game after 11 points. Before the final, I was a bit nervous. I felt a bit of pressure, but now I'm confident of making the top ten," Verma said.
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