Tough clash for singles underdogs

Published on April 11, 2015 21:26:17 PM
Singapore: Despite missing a game point in the opening game, the Hong Kong's Hu Yun came back strongly to brush aside India's Parupalli Kashyap 20-22, 21-11, 21-14 in the Singapore Open Super series men's singles semi-final here today.

The world No. 15 Indian was defeated in 58 minutes to World No. 13 Yun at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in the USD 300,000 event.

In a hard fought battle, Yun took a 3-1 lead in career meetings against the 28-year-old Hyderabadi.

Kashyap started off with a bang, opening up a 3-0 lead and then extending it to 12-4. He kept on maintaining a healthy edge and was comfortably cruising at 19-15.

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

In the second game, Yun came back with some zeal and breezed past Kashyap to beat him in the second game 21-11.

The Commonwealth Games champion tried coming back in the last game but failed against a much more enthused Yun, who held on to his nerves and finally clinched the game 21-14 and with it the encounter.