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Kashyap loses in quarters of China Open

Shanghai, Nov 16 (IANS) 17:42 IST
India's Parupalli Kashyap returns a shot against Vietnam's Tien Minh Nguyen during the men's singles second round match of the China Open World Superseries Premier badminton competition in Shanghai, China on Thursday Nov. 15, 2012. Kashyap won 12-21, 22-20, 21-14. AP
Parupalli Kashyap lost his quarterfinal match at the $350,000 China Open Super Series Premier badminton event to local hope Zhengming Wang in straight games here Friday.

The World No.17 Chinese won their first ever encounter 21-17, 21-7 in 34 minutes at the Yuan Shen Gymnasium.

Wang's net winners proved crucial as he took several points away from the London Olympics quarterfinalist.

The first game was a neck-and-neck fight till the change of sides. But from 11-all Wang took the initiative to extend his lead as Kashyap dropped his serve at regular intervals. The Chinese took just one game-point to take the lead in the contest.

The second game was a complete rout by the Chinese who 21 of the 28 points played. From 12-6, Wang raced away to 20-6 before wrapping up the tie on his second match point.

The World No.23 Hyderabadi will next play the $250,000 Hong Kong Open Super Series starting next Tuesday.

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