the net to allow Sung take to 19-17 lead. Nehwal drew level once more, but two back to back errors handed the Korean the game and the match.
Guruís late charge too little
In the menís singles competition, Gurusaidutt too bowed. Guru showed glimpses of brilliance in the second game but he could not give himself a fighting chance as he went down 11-21 19-21 in a 46-minute match.
The World No.3 Du was much better with his smashes and net play and he didnít allow Guru to come close in the first game.
Guru, who had beaten the Chinese in the only encounter in 2011 Hong Kong Open, tried to regroup his resources and put up a tough fight in the second game.
Infact, the Indian was leading 7-3 at one stage but Du put the pressure on Guru and clawed back at 12-12. After that, a tough battle ensued as Du turned the tales on the Indian, reaching 19-17. Guru could not break Duís game at this stage as the Chinese sealed his semifinal berth.