India's campaign ends in Singapore Open with Kashyap's loss

  • PTI, Singapore
  • Updated: Apr 13, 2015 19:57 IST

India's campaign in the Singapore Open Super Series badminton tournament ended today as Parupalli Kashyap conceded a one game advantage to go down to Hong Kong's Hu Yun in the semifinals of the men's singles here on Saturday.

The world No. 15 Indian lost 22-20 11-21 14-21 to Yun, ranked 13th, in a contest that lasted 58 minutes at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in the USD 300,000 event.

After this match, Yun has taken a 3-1 lead in career meetings against Kashyap.

The 28-year-old shuttler from Hyderabad started off with a bang, opening up a 3-0 lead and then extending it to 12-4. He kept on maintaining an healthy edge and was comfortably cruising at 19-15.

But just when Kashyap thought of wrapping up the game with ease, Yun fought back with four straight points to make it 19-19.

At 20-20, a cautious Kashyap held on to his nerves and scored two quick points to win the first game.

In the second game, Kashyap completely ran out of steam as he lagged behind from the very beginning and could never catch up with his opponent, who simply stole the game 21-11, to take it to the decider.

The third game turned out to be no different for Kashyap. Breaking away at 1-1, Yun simple surged ahead once again and always maintained a massive lead, even as Kashyap fell far behind and never looked in contention, losing tamely in the end.

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