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Parupalli Kashyap loses in quarters of China Open

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Nov 16, 2012 at 04:31pm IST

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Shanghai: 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 on 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 quarter finalist. 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 completely dominated by the Chinese who got 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 on Tuesday.

Kashyap loses in quarters of China Open

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

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