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Denmark Open LIVE - Day 4 - India's campaign ends - Updates, Results, Scores, Blog

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Sameer Verma (Source: BWF)


Abhijit Nair

Updated: 22 Oct 2021 3:45 PM GMT

Welcome to The Bridge's LIVE blog from Day 4 of the Denmark Open 2021.

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!

Live Updates

  • 22 Oct 2021 3:45 PM GMT

    Thank you for joining!

    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

    What happened there?

    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 3:38 PM GMT


    No, no, no!

    There is not going to be a second game. Sameer Verma has retired. The match has ended and so has India's campaign in the Denmark Open 2021.

  • 22 Oct 2021 3:37 PM GMT

    Sugiarto takes the first game

    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.

  • 22 Oct 2021 3:35 PM GMT


    Tommy Sugiarto leads 20-17 and has 3 game points. Sameer Verma under huge pressure.

  • 22 Oct 2021 3:33 PM GMT

    Verma fights back!

    A mini-fight back from Sameer Verma and the deficit is down to two at 16-18. Can he continue this momentum?

  • 22 Oct 2021 3:31 PM GMT

    5-point lead

    Sugiarto now has a five-point lead at 18-13. Can Sameer Verma still make a comeback? Looks highly unlikely in this game.

  • 22 Oct 2021 3:27 PM GMT

    4-point lead!

    Sugiarto once again breaks open a lead. 4 straight points and a 4-point lead at 15-11 for the Indonesian. Worrying signs for Verma and India this.

  • 22 Oct 2021 3:25 PM GMT


    Consecutive points for Verma post the break and things are squared levelled up at 11-11.

  • 22 Oct 2021 3:21 PM GMT


    Tommy Sugiarto goes into the break with a slender 11-9 lead. Sameer Verma has fought really well so far, but this is a good psychological advantage for the Indonesian.

    Can the Indian overcome the deficit to win the first game?

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