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Kashyap enters main draw of Hong Kong Open

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Kashyap enters main draw of Hong Kong Open P. Kashyap meets Korean Lee Dong Keun next. File photo

Kowloon: Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap notched up twin wins in the qualifying round to reach the men's singles main draw at the $400,000 Hong Kong Super Series, here on Tuesday.

Kashyap saw off local shuttler Lee Cheuk Yiu 21-13, 21-19 after outplaying Chinese Taipei's Kan Chao Yu 21-12, 21-10 in his opening match here. The Indian will play Korean Lee Dong Keun next.

Indian men's doubles pair of Arjun M R and Ramchandran Shlok defeated Hong Kong combo of Li Kuen Hon and Yeung Shing Choi 21-14, 21-18 before going down 19-21, 17-21 to the Korean combo of Kim Won Ho and Seung Jae Seo in the qualifiers.

Indian mixed doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa, who won the national championship recently, lost 18-21, 11-21 to Indonesian duo of Hafiz Faizal and Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja in the qualifiers.

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