Fuzhou China Open: P Kashyap crashes out after losing to Viktor Axelsen

DN Bureau

Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap was knocked out of the Fuzhou China Open after facing a defeat against Denmark's Viktor Axelsen 13-21, 19-21 in the second-round match here on Thursday.

Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap
Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap

Fuzhou: Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap was knocked out of the Fuzhou China Open after facing a defeat against Denmark's Viktor Axelsen 13-21, 19-21 in the second-round match here on Thursday.

In the 43-minute long encounter, Kashyap did not look promising as he lost the match in two straight games. Axelsen outclassed Kashyap to proceed in the third round of the tournament.

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Last month Kashyap faced defeat at the hands of Hong Kong's NG Ka Long Angus 11-21, 9-21 in the first round match of the French Open.

Yesterday, shuttler Saina Nehwal crashed out of the Fuzhou China Open after losing the first-round match at the hands of China's Cai Yan Yan 21-9, 21-12 in the encounter that lasted for 24 minutes.

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Mixed doubles pair Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N. Sikki Reddy were knocked out from the tournament after losing to Taiwan's Wang Chi-Lin and Cheng Chi Ya 21-14, 21-14. (ANI)

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