The only Indian shuttler to survive the opening round of BWF’s first World Tour title Super 500 tournament Korea Open, Parupalli Kashyap on Thursday (September 26) advanced to the quarterfinals after a three-game triumph over Malaysia’s Daren Liew in Incheon, Korea.
The Indian shuttler prevailed 21-17 11-21 21-12 in a contest that lasted 56 minutes.
He will next take on the winner of the match between eighth-seeded Indonesian Anthony Sinisuka Ginting and Denmark’s Jan O Jorgensen.
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.
(With inputs from agencies)