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Srikanth, Sameer progress in Korea Masters, Sourabh bows out

India made a promising start at the Korea Masters with shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Sameer Verma advancing to the second round of the men s singles competition here on Wednesday. The sixth seed Srikanth defeated Hong Kong s Wong Wing Ki Vincent 21-18 21-17 in match that lasted 37 minutes. The former world no.1 Srikanth now enjoys a dominant 11-3 head-to-head record over the Hong Kong shuttler. He will face Kanta Tsuneyama of Japan in the second round. Sameer Verma also reached the second round after his opponent Japan s Kazumasa Sakai retired midway with the score reading 11-8 in favour of the Indian. However, it was end of the road for Sourabh Verma, who went down after winning the first game to local favourite Kim Donghun 21-13 12-21 13-21. Sameer will take on Donghun in the second round.

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