Kashyap keeps India afloat

Hyderabad: There’s good news for India as their Indonesian campaign moved ahead.

Shuttler Parupalli Kashyap entered the quarter-finals. However, Kidambi Srikanth and women’s doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa lost in the pre-quarterfinals of the $800,000 Indonesia Open Superseries Premier here on Thursday.

Kashyap, who ousted Thailand’s Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk in the first round, registered a 21-11, 21-14 win over world No.8 Son Wan Ho of South Korea at the Istora Gelora Bung Karno Stadium. With this win, World No.12 Indian improved his head-to-head record to 2-3 against Son.

However, the World No.4 Indian suffered a shocking 21-14, 20-22, 13-21 loss against Indonesia’s World No.166 Ginting Anthony.

In the women’s doubles competition, the Indian pair of Jwala-Ashwini was thrashed 8-21, 8-21 by China’s Yu Yang and Zhong Qianxin. India’s men’s doubles pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Akshay Dewalkar also ended their campaign losing 13-21, 11-21 to China’s Chai Biao and Hong Wei.

Denmark’s third seed Jan O Jorgensen overcame Indonesian Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka to enter the round-of-eight in the men’s singles category.


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