P Kashyap stuns World Number 1 to enter semifinals of Indonesian open

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Indian shutler P. Kashyap, continued his giant killing spree by stunning world No.1 Chen Long, to enter the men’s singles semifinals of the Indonesia Open Super Series badminton tournament. 12th ranked Kashyap defeated top seed Chinese opponent in three sets which lasted about an hour. He came from behind to beat his high class opponent 14-21, 21-17,21-14.  Kashyap lost the first set to Chen Long. Kashyap was matching his high fancied opponent till 11-11, but broke away to 16-11 and then the set.

Kashyap came back strongly in a tightly contested second set. The set was evenly poised till 7-7 but the Indian ace won the set and took it to the decider. In the third set it was only Kashyap as Chen Long made a lot of unforced errors, hitting long and wide, to allow a cake walk for Kashyap. Coincidentally Kashyap had beaten Chen Long in the same  tournament in 2012, in his lone victory against his high profile opponent, before this match.

 

 

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