Srikanth, Prannoy win; Kashyap lose in World Championship

World No. 3 Srikanth, who won the India Super Series this year, defeated Chinese Taipei's Hsu Jen Hao 21-14, 21-15, while World No. 12 Prannoy beat Uganda's Edwin Ekiring 21-14, 21-19 in another lop-sided contest.

While third seed Srikanth will take on 13th seed Hu Yun of Hong Kong, against whom the Hyderabadi has a 2-0 record, 11th seed Prannoy will have a tough task ahead as he faces Denmark's Viktor Axelsen. The World No. 7 has beaten Prannoy twice in the last two meeting.

Commonwealth Games champion Kashyap, seeded 10th, played out of his skin but could not get past 32-year-old Tien Minh Nguyen of Vietnam, losing 21-17, 13-21, 18-21 in a tough encounter that lasted an hour and five minutes. See more -

Source:  Sports News