India’s Sameer Verma advanced to the men’s singles quarterfinals after steam rolling Rasmus Gemke of Denmark in a second-round match on Thursday.
The world number 31 Indian needed just 39 minutes to see off Gemke 21-12 21-9. This was Sameer’s third victory over Gemke. The Indian had defeated the world number 17 Danish player in their previous two clashes.
Sameer will face third seed Anders Antonsen of Denmark, who received a walkover, in the quarterfinals.
“I was very confident before the match. I came prepared. Next up I have Anders Antonsen from Denmark. I’m feeling very confident, so let’s see. It will be tough but I will play my best,” Sameer said.
-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)