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Kashyap to face Srikanth in opening round at Japan Open

September 20, 2016 15:44 IST

Commonwealth Games champion P Kashyap advanced to the main draw of the men's singles competition of Japan Super Series after registering twin victories in the two rounds of the qualifiers in Tokyo on Tuesday.

P KashyapIn the opening match, Kashyap hardly had to break any sweat as his opponent Austria's David Obernosterer retired while lagging 3-11 in the first game to hand victory to the Indian.

In the second match, Kashyap brushed aside Denmark's Anders Antonsen, seeded fourth, 21-18, 21-12 to set up a clash with fellow Indian K Srikanth in the main draw.

However, in women's singles, Tanvi Lad fought hard before going down 21-19, 18-21, 9-21 against Japan's Chisato Hoshi.

Besides Srikanth, H S Prannoy, Ajay Jayaram, B Sai Praneeth will start their campaign in the main draw at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on Wednesday.

Image: Parupalli Kashyap

Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

 

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