Korea Masters: Indian campaign ends

P Kashyap
P Kashyap went down to eighth-seeded Lee Dong Keun of Korea in three games. File photo

Gwangju (Korea): India's campaign ended early at the Korea Masters badminton tournament with P Kashyap and Sourabh Verma crashing out on the opening day of the men's singles event here on Wednesday.

A former world No. 6, Kashyap, lost 17-21, 21-13, 8-21 to eighth-seeded Lee Dong Keun of Korea in a match that lasted an hour and 19 minutes.

Sourabh, who had clinched the Dutch Open this year, also went down fighting 13-21, 21-12, 18-21 to Finland's Eetu Heino in a 50-minute clash.

Kashyap and Sourabh will be representing Chennai Smashers and Ahmedabad Smash Masters respectively in the Premier Badminton League starting on December 12.

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