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HS Prannoy defeats Parupalli Kashyap 21-15 20-22 21-12 to win US Open

HS Prannoy defeats Parupalli Kashyap 21-15 20-22 21-12 to win US Open

The duo, who had a 1-1 head-to-head record having played each other at the 2014 German Open last time, engaged in fast-paced rallies and Prannoy more often sealed the rallies with his powerful smashes.

Set up 24x7 helpline for athletes: Pullela Gopichand on doping Set up 24x7 helpline for athletes: Pullela Gopichand on doping

The former All England champion came up with the suggestion during the sixth meeting of the All India Council of Sports (AICS) chaired by Vijay Kumar Malhotra.

Parupalli Kashyap meets HS Prannoy in summit clash of US Open Grand Prix Parupalli Kashyap meets HS Prannoy in summit clash of US Open Grand Prix

After limping out of the court with a calf injury in October in 2015, it was the first final for Kashyap in 21 months, while Prannoy, who has always been plagued by injuries,also reached his first summit clash after clinching the Swiss Open last year.

Kidambi Srikanth becomes richest shuttler this year, ahead of Lee Chong Wei, Tai Tzu Ying Kidambi Srikanth becomes richest shuttler this year, ahead of Lee Chong Wei, Tai Tzu Ying

Srikanth's earnings are more than double of those of Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei, who trails at second place with $71,300, while China’s Lin Dan is third with $69,795.

US Open Grand Prix: Parupalli Kashyap, HS Prannoy sail into semi-final round US Open Grand Prix: Parupalli Kashyap, HS Prannoy sail into semi-final round

The third seeded men`s doubles pair of Manu-Sumeeth moved past Japanese seventh seeds Hiroki Okamura and Masayuki Onodera 21-18, 22-20 in 43 minutes.

Parupalli Kashyap, Sameer Verma and H S Prannoy advance to  US Open quarterfinals Parupalli Kashyap, Sameer Verma and H S Prannoy advance to US Open quarterfinals

Kashyap crossed the second round after his opponent Hungary's Gergely Krausz retired midway in the second game with the scoreline reading 21-18 17-6 in favour of the Indian.

US Open: Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap knocks out top seed Lee Hyun Il US Open: Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap knocks out top seed Lee Hyun Il

On a comeback trail after recovering from a shoulder injury, Kashyap dished out a gritty performance to stave off the challenge from World No. 15 Lee 21-16 10-21 21-19 in a match that lasted an hour and three minutes.

Sameer Verma, HS Prannoy to lead Indian challenge at US Open Sameer Verma, HS Prannoy to lead Indian challenge at US Open

A former National champion, Sameer was then forced to withdraw from last week's Canada Open after failing to get visa on time.

Pullela Gopichand has let me down, says Jwala Gutta Pullela Gopichand has let me down, says Jwala Gutta

Jwala Gutta may not be in the league of Saina Nehwal or PV Sindhu but in her own right, has been a bit of a trailblazer. 

Canada Open: Parupalli Kashyap, HS Prannoy enter 2nd round Canada Open: Parupalli Kashyap, HS Prannoy enter 2nd round

Kashyap will meet Japan's Koki Watanabe, while Prannoy will square off against Scotland's Kieran Merrilees.

Sameer Verma forced to withdraw from Canada Open due to visa issue Sameer Verma forced to withdraw from Canada Open due to visa issue

Interestingly, Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap, HS Prannoy and N Sikki Reddy had to request the Ministry of External Affairs and Sports Ministry to receive their passports on time to travel to Canada.

PV Sindhu bags 'Sportsperson of the Year' award PV Sindhu bags 'Sportsperson of the Year' award

Sindhu’s coach P Gopichand received the Coach of the Year award while Milkha Singh was given the Living Legend of the Year award.

Sports minister Vijay Goel hails PV Sindhu as youth icon, wishes ace shuttler happy birthday Sports minister Vijay Goel hails PV Sindhu as youth icon, wishes ace shuttler happy birthday

Sindhu is currently preparing for the BWF World Championships, which is scheduled to be held from August 21–27 in Glasgow, Scotland.

I have to be at my best during World Championship: PV Sindhu I have to be at my best during World Championship: PV Sindhu

The Indian, currently ranked 5th in the world, has previously won bronze medals at the Championship in 2013 and 2014.

Men make 2017 a summer of content for Indian badminton Men make 2017 a summer of content for Indian badminton

Ever since the emergence of a certain Saina Nehwal, women's singles has dominated with the gutsy Haryana-born shuttler winning titles galore. And P V Sindhu's meteoric rise only added to the supremacy that the women shuttlers enjoyed.

Vijay Goel felicitates Kidambi Srikanth, Pullela Gopichand Vijay Goel felicitates Kidambi Srikanth, Pullela Gopichand

The Sport Minister met Srikanth, who won back-to-back titles at Indonesia and Australia, and Gopichand at his residence here.