Parupalli Kashyap Beats Daren Liew To Enter Korea Open Quarterfinals

Updated: 26 September 2019 11:32 IST

Parupalli Kashyap defeated Malaysia's Daren Liew 21-17 11-21 21-12 to enter the Korea Open men's singles quarterfinals.

Parupalli Kashyap Beats Daren Liew To Enter Korea Open Quarterfinals
Parupalli Kashyap is the lone Indian left in fray in BWF World Tour Super 500 tournament. © AFP

Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap on Thursday advanced to the Korea Open men's singles quarterfinals after a three-game triumph over Malaysia's Daren Liew in Incheon. Parupalli Kashyap prevailed 21-17 11-21 21-12 in a contest that lasted 56 minutes. He will next square off against the winner of the match between eighth-seeded Indonesian Anthony Sinisuka Ginting and Denmark's Jan O Jorgensen. The 2014 Commonwealth Games gold-medallist is the lone Indian left in fray in BWF World Tour Super 500 tournament.

Earlier, world champion PV Sindhu and seasoned Saina Nehwal crashed out following first-round setbacks.

While Sindhu lost 7-21 24-22 15-21 to Beiwen Zhang of United States in her opening-round match, London Olympics bronze-medallist Saina was trailing 21-19, 18-21 and 1-8 against South Korea's Kim Ga Eun when she was forced to retire due to illness.

World Championship men's singles bronze-medallist B Sai Praneeth also bowed out early from the tournament.

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Highlights
  • Parupalli Kashyap advanced to the Korea Open men's singles quarterfinals
  • Parupalli Kashyap prevailed 21-17 11-21 21-12 against Daren Liew
  • Kashyap is the lone Indian left in fray
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