Parupalli Kashyap, Harsheel Dani reach prequarters at China Masters Grand Prix
The former World No. 6, Kashyap will face third seeded Chinese Qiao Bin on Thursday.
Changzhou: Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap and Harsheel Dani advanced to the prequarterfinals of men's singles competition at the USD 150,000 China Masters Grand Prix Gold, here on Tuesday.
Back to playing competitive badminton after recovering from a shoulder injury which he suffered during the Premier Badminton League (PBL) in January, Kashyap took 46 minutes to dispose off Thailand's Suppanyu Avihingsanon 21-16 21-17 at the Olympic sports center.
The former World No. 6, Kashyap will face third seeded Chinese Qiao Bin tomorrow.
Young Harsheel from Mumbai also gave a good account of himself as he edged out China's Yan Runze 21-16 22-20 to set up a match against another Chinese Sun Feixiang.
However it was curtains for Sai Uttejitha Rao Chukka and Sri Krishna Priya Kudaravalli in women's singles.
Sai went down fighting 4-21 21-13 12-21 to Li Wenmei of China, while Sri Krishna lost 18-21 11-21 to China's Li Yun in another match.