There is no more Indian shuttlers remained in the $250,000 India Open Super Series as of Friday night after Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap both lost their respective quarterfinals.
The top seed Malaysian, Lee Chong Wei demonstrated his superiority by knocking out Kashyap, with 21-15, 21-13 in 40 minutes to cruise to the men’s singles semifinal.
The Indian utilized his jump smashes that at one time, caused some problems for Lee Chong Wei; however, the world No.1 regained his composure quickly, and only allowed Kashyap to win 28 of the 70 points in the encounter. With this win, the world No.1 showed he is a totally in a different class. The Malaysian has been so dominant over Kashyap, after this win, his took a 4-0 lead in their career meetings.
“This is my best performance against Chong Wei, but yet, even though my smashes were working, and I played good defense against his smashes, he could always outpace me, attacked my weak spot quickly. I keeping up with him well at the beginning of the match, but, I was not able to maintain it throughout the match,” said Kashyap disappointedly.
With this win, Chong Wei is the only Malaysian left tournament as Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei, and Chan Peng Soon-Lai Pei Jing were both knocked out by their opponents.