Sameer Verma performed brilliantly against Jan O Jorgensen on Sunday, winning the game 21-15, 21-13 in straight sets, to clinch men’s singles title at the Swiss Open Super 300 tournament. Verma delivered a controlled and persistent performance that saw him fighting back on both occasions.
The 23-year-old had won the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold last year and even managed to enter
Despite missing action for more than seven months due to a heel injury, Verma showcased terrific performance and control to finish the clash in 36 minutes. He got a three-point lead in the very beginning of the first game and kept it intact to enter the break 11-7. He didn’t give Jorgensen a single chance to come back and though, after the interval, his opponent won a video referral to reduce the gap to 10-12, Verma won the next five straight points to end the first game convincingly that lasted only 17 minutes.
The Danish ace was expected to fight back and he showed some a resilient effort to start the second game as the duo shared the first 10 points. However, Verma produced some powerful cross-court smashes that put pressure on his opponent, forcing him to make errors as Verma capitalized on them to enjoy a 11-6 lead during the break.
Jorgensen showed signs of a comeback after the break as he commanded the next two rallies well to earn two net points, but Verma was not in a mood to give up. His persistence saw him managing a 5-point lead again to make the point 14-9, as he eventually ended the game before his rival could respond.