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

Parupalli Kashyap will next square off against the winner of the match between eighth-seeded Indonesian Anthony Sinisuka Ginting and Denmark's Jan O Jorgensen.

Press Trust of India September 26, 2019 11:09:02 IST
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 quarterfinals

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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