Canada Open: Parupalli Kashyap clinches Silver

Canada Open: Parupalli Kashyap clinches Silver

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Calgary, Jul 8 : India's Parupalli Kashyap on Sunday settled for a silver after he lost a three-game thriller to China's Li Shi Feng in the men's singles here on Sunday.

Sixth seed Kashyap, went down against Feng, 22-20, 14-21, 17-21 in the finals that clocked an hour and 16 minutes. Feng won nine straight points to take a 9-2 lead in the second game and never looked back thereafter.

In the third game, Kashyap manage to get off the blocks better as he opened up a 6-2 lead but the Chinese, first took seven straight points to wrest back the lead and then bagged five straight points from 10-10 to put himself in the driver’s seat."Silver it is @yonexcanadaopen. It was a good fight in the final. Lost to LiShifeng (China) ... Can't say it was the best I played this week but overall it was a good week here. Thank you to all the fans for the support. Thank you to @prannoy_hs_ for extending his stay just to help me out. Next up US open at LA. Until next time Calgary! Cheers !!!," Kashyap tweeted.

Kashyap will now participate in the US Open Super 300 event where he reached the final in July 2017. (UNI)