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Macau Open: P Kashyap enters pre-quarterfinals

Published : Nov 30, 2016, 4:41 pm IST
Updated : Nov 30, 2016, 5:37 pm IST

Sameer Verman failed to emulate his performance at the Hong Kong Open, after being knocked out by Muhammad Bayu Pangisthu of Indonesia.

Kashyap was dominant throughout the match, and went on to win it in two games. (Photo: PTI)
 Kashyap was dominant throughout the match, and went on to win it in two games. (Photo: PTI)

Macau: P Kashyab entered the pre-quarterfinals stage of the Macau Open on Wednesday, defeating Chun-Wei Chen of Chinese Taipei in two games.

Meanwhile, it was curtains for Hong Kong Super Series finalist Sameer Verma at the $120,000 tournament.

Kashyap, who recovered from multiple injuries and then took a break after the Denmark Open to work on his fitness and game, defeated Chinese Taipei's Chun-Wei Chen 21-19, 21-8. He will take on Chinese Taipei's Lin Yu Hsien next.

Young Sameer, who had an exceptional campaign in Hong Kong last week, failed to break the defence of Muhammad Bayu Pangisthu of Indonesia and lost 18-21, 13-21 to bow out of the tournament.

Third seeded men's doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy saw off Hong Kong's Chan Alan Yun Lung and Li Kuen Hon 21-11, 17-21, 21-9. They will take on Singapore's Danny Bawa Chrisnanta and Hendra Wijaya.

Kashyap, who is back on the circuit after over a month, lead 5-0 early on and then entered the lemon break at 11-7.

However, Chun-Wei led a strong challenge and turned the tables with an eight-point burst. The Indian then slowly and steadily made his way back to reach 16-19 before sealing the opening game with five straight points.

In the second game, Kashyap was very dominant as he broke off as early as 5-5 and never looked back as Chun-Wei crumbled under pressure.

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