Parupalli Kashyap in Korea Masters quarter-finals

Updated: Dec 09, 2016, 10:38 IST | PTI

Parupalli Kashyap reached the quarter-finals of the Korea Masters after notching up a thrilling three-game win over China's Zhou Zeqi

 Parupalli Kashyap
Parupalli Kashyap

Jeju (Korea): Parupalli Kashyap reached the quarter-finals of the Korea Masters after notching up a thrilling three-game win over China's Zhou Zeqi here yesterday. Kashyap defeated Zeqi 21-11, 13-21, 21-8. Kashyap will next face local shuttler Jeon Hyeok Jin.

The shuttler from Hyderabad walked away with the first game after opening a slender 3-1 lead early on. Then steadily crafted his way before reeling off five straight points to earn the bragging rights. In the second game, Zeqi turned the tables as he zoomed to a 11-6 lead, to roar back into the contest.

Jolted by his rival's performance, Kashyap changed gears to move to a 8-3 lead in the decider and didn't give any chance to his rival. He continued his domination to seal a place in the quarters.

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