Saurabh Verma beat Koki Watanabe and wins Russian tournament 2018 finals
Vladivostok (Russia), July 29 | Indian badminton player Saurabh Verma won the men’s singles event final on Sunday for his better performance. Along with this, Saurabh has become the first Indian male player to win this title. This is his first title in this season. In the same women category, Gadde Ruthvika Shivani won the title in 2016. Saurabh has also won the All India Senior Ranking Tournament. After winning this tournament, they were selected for Asian Games. He also made his name Chinese Taipei Prix Gold Tournament. Saurabh is also the runner-up of Bitburger Open in 2016.
World number-65 Saurabh defeated Koki Watanabe of Japan in the men’s singles title.
In the match, Saurabh beat Koki Watanabe 18-21, 21-12, 21-17 in a match that lasts for one hour and won the title.
The Indian player was first faced with the Japanese player Watanabe In such a situation, Saurabh won without any pressure.
While Saurabh was victorious in this tournament, Rohan Kapoor and Kuhoo Garg, who reached the final, had to face defeat.
In the mixed doubles final, India’s Rohan Kapoor and Kuhoo Garg lost 21-19, 21-17 to Russia’s Vladimir Ivanov and South Korea’s Min Kyung Kim.
Verma will be next seen in action at the Asian Games in Indonesia in August.