Kashyap eyes another good campaign

Brimming with confidence after a good performance in the Indonesia last week, Olympic-bound Indian shuttler P Kashyap will look to continue his giant-killing run when he starts his campaign at the Singapore Open Super Series on Wednesday.

Kashyap stunned world number three Chinese Chen Long en route to his semifinal finish at the Indonesia Open Super Series Premier in Jakarta last week. He will start his campaign against second seed Korean Hyun Il Lee in men’s singles in the Singapore city.

The world number 26 Kashyap holds a 1-1 record against the eighth ranked Korean. Kashyap would look to take confidence from his straight-game victory in their last encounter at the Badminton Asia Thomas Cup preliminaries in February this year.

Olympic-bound women’s doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa also will look to do well in the Singapore Open, which is their last tournament before the London Olympics in July. The duo will take on local pair of Jiayuan Chen and Juan Gu. Jwala will also pair up with V Diju and the sixth seeded Olympic-bound Indian combo will take on Indonesian pair of Markis Kido and Pia Zebadiah Bernadeth.

Among other Indians, world number 23 Ajay Jayaram will meet Brice Leverdez of France, while Anand Pawar will lock horns with Kevin Cordon of Guatemala.

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