P Kashyap ousted in Singapore Open semis

Singapore: Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap lost 22-20, 11-21, 14-21 to Hong Kong’s Hu Yun in the USD300,000 Singapore Open Super series men’s singles semi-finals on Saturday.

World No 15 Kashyap lost in 58 minutes to Yun at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. With this win, World No 13 Yun took a 3-1 lead in career meetings against the 28-year-old Hyderabadi.

Parupalli Kashyap
Parupalli Kashyap

Kashyap’s loss also marked the end of India’s campaign in the tournament.

In the final on Sunday, Yun will face world No 10 Kento Momota of Japan, who eased past Simon Santoso 21-10, 21-13 in 37 minutes. The women’s singles final will see Hong Kong’s fifth seed Tai Tzu Ying taking on Sun Yu of China.

While, Tzu Ying overcame China’s former world champion Yihan Wang 21-16, 9-21, 21-14 in 54 minutes, Sun moved past her compatriot and former World No 1 Shixian Wang 21-14, 11-21, 21-19 in one hour and 12 minutes.

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