Kashyap loses in quarters of China Open

Shanghai: Parupalli Kashyap lost his quarterfinal match at the $350,000 China Open Super Series Premier badminton event to local hope Zhengming Wang in straight games here Friday.

The World No.17 Chinese won their first ever encounter 21-17, 21-7 in 34 minutes at the Yuan Shen Gymnasium.

Wang`s net winners proved crucial as he took several points away from the London Olympics quarterfinalist.

The first game was a neck-and-neck fight till the change of sides. But from 11-all Wang took the initiative to extend his lead as Kashyap dropped his serve at regular intervals. The Chinese took just one game-point to take the lead in the contest.

The second game was a complete rout by the Chinese who 21 of the 28 points played. From 12-6, Wang raced away to 20-6 before wrapping up the tie on his second match point.

The World No.23 Hyderabadi will next play the $250,000 Hong Kong Open Super Series starting next Tuesday.

IANs

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