SaarLorLux Open: India's Subhankar Dey thwarts Toby Penty to enter semi-finals; Parupalli Kashyap ousted
India's Subhankar Dey entered the semi-final while senior pro Parupalli Kashyap lost his last-eight encounter at the SaarLorLux Open Badminton Championship
Saarbrucken: India's Subhankar Dey entered the semi-final while senior pro Parupalli Kashyap lost his last-eight encounter at the SaarLorLux Open Badminton Championship on Friday.
World No 64 Subhankar, who beat Lin Dan in the second round beat seventh-seeded Englishman Toby Penty 21-16 21-9 in only 32 minutes.
However, Kashyap lost his quarter-final against France's Toma Junior Popov 16-21 18-21 inside 38 minutes.
In the women's singles quarter-final, Sayali Rane lost her match against Denmark's Line Hjmark Kjaersfeldt 14-21 9-21.
India will be playing their first-ever Thoams Cup final while Indonesia are 14-time champions.
India beat 14-time Thomas Cup champions Indonesia 3-0 to win the men's team badminton event for the first time. Kidambi Srikanth beat Jonatan Christie in the men's singles.
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