BWF Korea Open 2019: Parupalli Kashyap battles past Malaysia's Daren Liew to reach quarter-finals

  • Parupalli Kashyap advanced to men's singles quarter-final after a three-game triumph over Daren Liew.

  • Kashyap prevailed 21-17, 11-21, 21-12 in a contest that lasted 56 minutes.

  • He will next face winner of match between Anthony Sinisuka Ginting and Jan O Jorgensen.

Incheon: Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap on Thursday advanced to the Korea Open men's singles quarter-final after a three-game triumph over Malaysia's Daren Liew.

Kashyap prevailed 21-17, 11-21, 21-12 in a contest that lasted 56 minutes.

 BWF Korea Open 2019: Parupalli Kashyap battles past Malaysias Daren Liew to reach quarter-finals

File image of Parupalli Kashyap. AFP

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 the 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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Updated Date: Sep 26, 2019 11:09:02 IST