Parupalli Kashyap sees another good start in the US Open
FULLERTON (US): Two years ago, Parupalli Kashyap had signed the second best after being overtaken by HS Prannoy in an exciting final of all the Indians at the US Open. Now, Kashyap will look to do better in the tournament, starting with the qualifiers on Tuesday.
He will be very confident after finishing runner-up at the Canadian Open on Sunday.
Kashyap, a former Commonwealth Games champion, will once again be at the forefront as he heads the Indian challenge at $ 150,000. BWF World Tour Super 300 tournament.
The 32-year-old from Hyderabad, a former top-10 player, has shown great fitness on his way to the final in Calgary, where he played four games of three games.
The senior professional, sixth seed, will assume the promise Lakshya Sen , an Asian junior champion of 2018, in the first round.
Prannoy, who had stayed in Calgary to help Kashyap with training on the court and also acted as his physio, will look for a good start after a final start at the Canadian Open.
The 26-year-old, who won the tournament in 2017, has been planted in second place and will face a complicated opponent in the Japanese Yu Igarashi.
National champion Sourabh Verma will also hope to stay over the weekend when he starts against Englishman Toby Penty, while Ajay Jayaram will meet the fourth seed Wang Tzu Wei of Chinese Taipei.
Jayaram will seek to receive some advice from Kashyap, who had defeated Wang in Calgary.
In the women's singles, Anura Prabhudesai will face a qualifier, while Sri Krishna Priya Kudaravalli will face the third Korean seed Kim Ga Eun.
The pair of doubles male. Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy will face the Korean combination of Lee Yong Dae and Yoo Yeon Seong.