Incheon: Leading Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap was knocked out of the 17th Asian Games as he lost his men's singles pre-quarterfinal to World No.1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia here Friday.
It was a tough outing for the reigning Commonwealth Games champion who has never even won a game, let alone a match against the top seeded Malaysian.
Parupalli Kashyap. Pic/ AFP
Chong Wei needed only 34 minutes to move past the Hyderabadi, winning 21-12, 21-11 at the Gyeyang Gymnasium.
Later Manu Attri and N. Sikki Reddy also lost their mixed doubles Round of 16 encounter to Singaporean combine Danny Bawa Chrisnanta and Yu Yan Vanessa Neo. The sixth seeds won the contest 21-18, 21-23, 21-15 in 49 minutes.
Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth and the pair of B. Sumeeth Reddy and Attri will play their respective matches later in the day.