Guangzhou: Ace shuttler Sameer Verma crashed out of the BWF World Tour Finals after losing 21-12, 20-22, 17-21 to China’s Shi Yuqi in the semifinal clash on Saturday.
Although the Indian shuttler lost his first set with 21-12 scoreline, he bounced back in the second game making the score to 20-22. However, the Chinese fought back and wrapped the game in his favour.
On Thursday, Verma defeated Indonesia’s Tommy Sugiarto in the straight games with 21-16 21-7 scoreline in a 40-minute Group B clash.
World No. 14 Sameer qualified for the tournament after defending his title at the Syed Modi International last month.