Canada Open: Kashyap, Sourabh enter quarterfinals

Indian shuttlers Parupalli Kashyap and Sourabh Verma dished out gritty performances to progress to the men’s singles quarterfinals of the 75 thousand Dollars Canada Open Super 100 tournament in Calgary.

Sixth seed Kashyap, a former Commonwealth Games champion, fought for an hour and 24 minutes before quelling a stiff challenge from China’s Ren Peng Bo 23-21 21-23 21-19, while reigning national champion Sourabh eked out a 21-13 15-21 21-15 win over another Chinese Sun Fei Xiang.

Kashyap, who had reached the semifinals of India Open, will take on France’s Lucas Claerbout while Sourabh will lock horns with Li Shi Feng of China next.

The Hindu

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