Sourabh Verma lifts Russian Open Badminton trophy

Ace Indian shuttler Sourabh Verma 29 July 2018 lifted the Russian Open Badminton trophy at Vladivostok. In the title clash, Sourabh came back from a game behind to beat Japan’s Koki Watanabe, 18-21, 21-12, 21-17, and win his first title of the season.

Sourabh had won the Chinese Taipei Masters in 2016, and finished runners-up at Bitburger Open the same year.

However, in Mixed Doubles, the pair of Rohan Kapoor and Kuhoo Garg, lost in the Final against the Russian-Korean team of Vladimir Ivanov and Min Kyung Kim 19-21 17-21 to settle for a runners-up finish.

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