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French Open: Srikanth, P Kashyap, Sourabh crash out in opening round
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French Open: Srikanth, P Kashyap, Sourabh crash out in opening round

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Paris, Oct 23: India's ace shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth, Parupalli Kashyap and Sourabh Verma lost their respective men's singles first round matches and crashed out of the French Open, here on Wednesday.

Srikanth started off on a positive note by winning the first game, but couldn't keep the momentum going and eventually lost by 15-21, 21-7, 21-14 against Tien Chen Chou of Taiwan.

Just before Srikanth's match, P Kashyap took on Tien Chen Chou of Hong Kong and lost in straight games 11-21, 9-21.

Earlier in the day, Sameer Verma also went down 22-20, 18-21, 18-21 in his first-round match against Kenta Nishimoto of Japan.

Subhankar Dey is the only player from India left in the men's singles competition. Dey had caused a huge upset on Tuesday, when he beat Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia to advance to second round.

In mixed doubles, Indian pair of Satwiksaraj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa lost 17-21, 18-21 to fourth seed Korea's Seo Seung Jae and Chae Yoo-jung.

Another Indian mix doubles pair, Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy, also crashed out after losing 13-21, 18-21 against England's Chris Adcock and Gabriellle Adcock. (UNI)