Thaliand Open: Kidambi Srikanth progresses, P Kashyap retires halfway

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Kidambi Srikanth

India’s Kidambi Srikanth sailed into the boys’s singles second spherical of the Thailand Open Tremendous 1000 match but it surely was curtains for Parupalli Kashyap, who made an early exit right here on Wednesday.

Whereas Srikanth took simply 31 minutes to prevail over compatriot Sourabh Verma 21-12 21-11, Kashyap was pressured to retire halfway in his opening-round match towards Jason Anthony Ho-Shue of Canada earlier within the day.

Kashyap, a Commonwealth Video games champion, was trailing Eight-14 within the third sport when he selected to retire after pulling his calf muscle. He had misplaced the primary sport 9-21 earlier than making a comeback to take the second 21-13.

Within the males’s doubles, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty got here from behind to defeat the South Korean pair of Kim Gi Jung and Lee Yong Dae 19-21 21-16 21-14. The 2 had been delighted by the win over their idol.

“Lee Yong Dae was an idol for each of us after we had been began, so it was glorious enjoying him as we speak, and we’re blissful to get the win,” Satwiksairaj stated.

“Our technique was to assault as a lot as potential, however to not hurry. We gave up some factors within the first sport by hurrying an excessive amount of. However we all the time knew what we needed to do.” Chirag added.

Nonetheless, it was curtains for Arjun Madathil Ramachandran and Dhruv Kapila, who misplaced to the Malaysian duo of Ong Yew Sin and Teo Ee Yi 21-13, Eight-21, 22-24.

The blended doubles pair of N Sikki Reddy and Sumeeth Reddy B additionally did not cross the opening hurdle, shedding to Chung Man Tang and Yong Suet Tse 20-22, 17-21. 

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