PV Sindhu and Sameer Verma continue to firmly consolidate their places among the best of the season in their bid to qualify for the prestigious finals of the BWF World Tour, the $ 1,500,000 end-of-season tournament to be held in Guangzhou, China, since December 12. 16.
Verma reached the quarterfinals of the Denmark Open last week, where she surrendered to compatriot Kidambi Srikanth in a strenuous three-game match. That gave him 6050 points through which he was able to trade his place with the legendary Lin Dan and move to No. 8 on the last Guangzhou Ranking list that was published on Thursday, October 25, 2018.
PV Sindhu Por On the other hand, he suffered a defeat in the first round in Odense. Because of that, he had to settle for a meager 2660 points and, therefore, he went from a lonely step to the sixth.
Only the first eight of each of the five categories: male singles, singles females, doubles males, females doubles, and mixed doubles will get a spot in the mega event at the end of the year.
Last year, Sindhu reached the final of this competition, where he lost to Akane Yamaguchi in three exciting games. Although a title continues to elude Rio's Olympic silver medal in 2018, Sindhu has had some strong performances throughout the year.
He reached the finals of the Indian Open, the Thailand Open, the World Championship in the BWF World. Tour, in addition to the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games as well. The protected Pullela Gopichand still has more opportunities to accumulate points at the French Open this week, and the upcoming China Open and the Hong Kong Open next month.
Sameer has been the most consistent of the singles in India. year, winning titles at the Swiss Open and the Hyderabad Open.
Saina Nehwal and the strong show of Kidambi Srikanth in Odense pushed her into the Race to Guangzhou, although her chances of qualifying are bleak. Nehwal climbed seven steps to 20, while Srikanth moved up 10 places to 18.
Srikanth had been classified in the season for three of the past four years, and his best result was a semifinal on his debut. Nehwal has also done very well in this event, reaching the final in 2011.