Former Commonwealth Games champion shuttler Parupalli Kashyap fought hard before going down in the men’s singles pre-quarterfinals of China Masters Grand Prix Gold, in Changzhou today.
Kashyap lost 10-21 22-20 13-21 to former World No. 6 and third seed Qiao Bin of China in a contest which lasted an hour and 16 minutes at the Olympic sports center.
Harsheel Dani remains the sole Indian in fray in the tournament and will play another Chinese Sun Feixiang in the pre-quarterfinals of the men’s singles event later in the day.
India’s campaign in women’s singles has already ended with the ouster of Sai Uttejitha Rao Chukka and Sri Krishna Priya Kudaravalli.