Sourabh goes down in final

Sourabh goes down in final

Indian shuttler Sourabh Varma fought hard but eventually went down to Indonesian 15th seed Simon Santoso in the men’s singles final of the $120,000 Malaysia Grand Prix Gold here on Sunday.

The eighth-seeded Indian went down 21-15, 16-21, 19-21 in an encounter which lasted an hour and nine minutes at the Stadium Perbandaran Pasir Gudang here.

“It was a tough match. I took time initially because he is a tricky player. I was confused with the strategy but later on I got the correct strategy. 

“But in the end I was little unlucky not to turn the match in my favour,” Sourabh told PTI.

“The final game was neck to neck. I was a bit unlucky in the rally which I played on 19-19 in the third game. He took some risk to come up to the net, which could have gone in anybody’s favour,” he said.