Sameer Verma has entered the semi-finals of the Orleans Open World Super 100 Badminton tournament in France.
At the Palais des sports which is an indoor sports complex in the city of Orleans, the Indian recorded a hard-fought win over local hope Lucas Corvee in three games 17-21, 21-19, 21-15.
The match lasted an hour and eight minutes. The top-seeded Sameer will next face fourth-seeded Mark Caljouw of the Netherlands.
In another fixture, fifth-seeded Parupalli Kashyap lost 18-21, 14-21 to third-seeded Rasmus Gemke of Denmark.
In the men’s doubles, the Indian pair of Francis Alwin and K Nandagopal also suffered a 21-19, 14-21, 8-21 loss to third-seeded German combo of Mark Lamsfuss and Marvin Emil Seidel.