Sourabh loses to Chen, the Indian campaign ends at the Chinese Taipei Open

TAIPEI: former champion Sourabh Verma suffered a direct defeat in world number 2 Chou Tien Chen in the second round of men's singles to close the curtains of the Indian campaign at $ 500,000 Chinese Taipei Open badminton tournament on thursday.

Sourabh, 26, who won the Hyderabad Open Last month, he was no match for the best seeded Chen, falling 12-21, 10-21 in a game that lasted 30 minutes.

World number 38 Sourabh, the winner of this tournament in 2016, had entered the game with a 2-0 record against Chen, but that didn't matter, since Taipei's shutter sealed his authority to take the Indian of the tournament. .

The last time the couple faced each other was in 2014 at the Malaysian Gold Grand Prix and much has changed since then, as Thursday's game showed a great chasm in the quality of the two players.

Chen jumped to a 5-0 lead at the beginning and maintained a healthy 11-5 lead at the break.

The Indian tried to return but simply could not find a way to extend the demonstrations with the taipei that stayed in the opening game comfortably.

In the second game, Sourabh took a 3-1 lead at first, but the script quickly changed when Chen re-dominated the process, moving forward with a rapid explosion of points.

On the break, Chen led 11-4 and the gap continued to increase as Sourabh collapsed.

Sourabh will play soon in Vietnam Open Super 100 next week, before competing in the Korean Open (September 24-29).