Parupalli Kashyap Advances To Korea Open Quarters

Incheon (S.Korea): Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap on Thursday advanced to the quarter-finals of the ongoing Korea Open badminton tournament after registering a hard-fought win over Malaysia’s Liew Daren.

Kashyap, who is the only Indian left in the fray, defeated Daren 21-17, 11-21, 21-12 in a match that lasted almost an hour.

The 33-year-old will now be facing the winner of another Round of 16 match between Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark and Anthony Sinisuka Ginting of Indonesia.

On Wednesday, Kashyap emerged as the lone Indian to survive in the singles event after star shuttlers P.V. Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and B. Sai Praneeth made first round exits.

Kashyap had registered a comfortable 21-16, 21-16 over Lu Chia Hung of Chinese Taipei to make his way to the second round of the men’s singles event.