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Thailand Open: Kidambi Srikanth Progresses, Parupalli Kashyap Retires Midway

Kashyap, a former Commonwealth Games champion, was trailing 8-14 in the third game when he chose to retire as he pulled his calf muscle.

Thailand Open: Kidambi Srikanth Progresses, Parupalli Kashyap Retires Midway
Kidmabi Srikanth. | File Photo
Thailand Open: Kidambi Srikanth Progresses, Parupalli Kashyap Retires Midway
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2021-01-13T20:05:53+05:30

India's Kidambi Srikanth sailed into the men's singles second round of the Thailand Open Super 1000 tournament but it was curtains for Parupalli Kashyap, who made an early exit here on Wednesday.  (More Sports News)

While Srikanth took just 31 minutes to prevail over compatriot Sourabh Verma 21-12 21-11, Kashyap was forced to retire midway in his opening-round match against Jason Anthony Ho-Shue of Canada earlier in the day.

Kashyap, a Commonwealth Games champion, was trailing 8-14 in the third game when he chose to retire after puling his calf muscle.

He had lost the first game 9-21 before making a comeback to take the second 21-13.

In the men's doubles, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty came from behind to defeat the South Korean pair of  Kim Gi Jung and Lee Yong Dae  19-21 21-16 21-14.

The two were delighted by the win over their idol.

"Lee Yong Dae was an idol for both of us when we were started, so it was excellent playing him today, and we are happy to get the win," Satwiksairaj said.

"Our strategy was to attack as much as possible, but not to hurry. We gave up some points in the first game by hurrying too much. But we always knew what we had to do." Chirag added.

However, it was curtains for Arjun Madathil Ramachandran and Dhruv Kapila, who lost to the Malaysian duo of Ong Yew Sin and Teo Ee Yi 21-13, 8-21, 22-24.

The mixed doubles pair of N Sikki Reddy and Sumeeth Reddy B also failed to cross the opening hurdle, losing to Chung Man Tang and Yong Suet Tse 20-22, 17-21.


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