Nov 21, 7 months ago

Hongkong Open : Indian Star shuttler qualifies for main round while doubles pair crashes out Open : Indian Star shuttler qualifies for main round while doubles pair crashes out

Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap notched up twin wins in the qualifying round to reach the men’s singles main draw at the $400,000 Hong Kong Open Super Series, on Tuesday.

The final qualifying round proved to be a tougher task for the World No. 47 Indian. He faced the 50th ranked local player, Lee Cheuk Yiu, who had accounted for HS Prannoy in the second round of the China Open last week.

Kashyap staved off a fightback from the Hong Kong shuttler and registered a 21-13, 21-19 victory in 38 minutes to set up a first round clash with fellow qualifier Lee Dong Keun, who is placed at 52nd in the rankings.

Indian men’s doubles pair of Arjun MR and Ramchandran Shlok defeated Hong Kong combo of Li Kuen Hon and Yeung Shing Choi 21-14, 21-18 before going down 19-21, 17-21 to Korean combo of Kim Won Ho and Seung Jae Seo to bow out of the tournament.

Indian mixed doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa, who won the national championship recently, lost 18-21, 11-21 to Indonesian combo of Hafiz Faizal and Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja in the qualifiers.

Rankireddy’s Hong Kong campaign thus ended for he will not be playing in men’s doubles. Ponnappa, though, will be seen in action in women’s doubles alongside N Sikki Reddy.


Sportstalk24 makes sure the users gets the best information about Live Cricket Score, Live football score, Sports Schedule and their favourite Sports Blog Posts.

Share "Hongkong Open : Indian Star shuttler qualifies for main round while doubles pair crashes out" via

No comments yet.

Leave a reply

More in Badminton
4:58 pm, 2 months ago

Saina Nehwal, Sindhu and Kidambi move into Badminton Asia Championship quarter-finals

Olympic medalist Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu easily move to the quarter-finals of the Badminton Asia Championship as they defeated their Chinese opponents in straight games.Top seed Kidambi Srikanth and world number 10 HS Prannoy also move to last eig…

1:03 pm, 2 months ago

CWG 2018 Badminton: 10 Indian shuttlers advance to semi-finals

India’s good run in badminton continues as most of the star Indian shuttlers have reached the semi-finals of their respective categories in badminton at Commonwealth Games 2018, Australia. …

10:49 pm, 2 months ago

CWG 2018: Medal Tally after Day 5 of Commonwealth Games

India had a historical day 5 as Indian badminton team and men’s table tennis team scripted history for the country by winning gold medals in Commonwealth Games 2018, Australia. …