India went into the Denmark Open 2021 with the third-largest contingent. But, now only two survive. PV SINDHU in women's singles and SAMEER VERMA in men's singles.
Both, Sindhu and Verma will be fighting it out in their quarterfinals today.
Stay tuned for all the latest updates!
- 22 Oct 2021 3:45 PM GMT
Well, this also marks the end of The Bridge's LIVE coverage from the Denmark Open 2021. India started with the third biggest contingent at the Odense Stadion, but they return back with no player even able to reach the final four.
Some serious introspection needed for the Badminton Association of India (BAI) and all the stakeholders. For now, this is it.
Thank you for joining in for the past four days. It was fun taking you through all the Indian badminton action. See you, in some other tournament. Sayonara!
- 22 Oct 2021 3:42 PM GMT
Do not really know what happened out there to Sameer Verma. But, unfortunately, that's the end of his campaign. So close yet so far for him.
For India, on the other hand, the wait to have a medallist at the Denmark Open continues. The last time an Indian won this event was in 2018, when Saina Nehwal reached the final and settled for the silver!
- 22 Oct 2021 3:37 PM GMT
The Indonesian takes the first game 21-17 in 24 minutes. That was a hard-fought game.
Sameer Verma did his best to hang on, but once Sugiarto had that slight advantage at the mid-game break it was always going to be tough.
On to the second game. Everything rides on this game for both Sameer Verma and India.