New Delhi: London Olympics quarter-finalist, Parupalli Kashyap showed nerves of steel to notch up a hard-fought three-game victory over seventh seed Vietnamese, Tien Minh Nguyen, to reach the final eight of the China Super Series in Shanghai on Thursday.
The world number 23 Indian recovered after dropping a game to see off Tien 12-21 22-20 21-14 in an hour and nine minute match in the men's singles competition. He will next take on China's Zhengming Wang in the quarters tomorrow.
Kashyap, who had beaten Tien in the London Olympics in August, could not get his act right in the opening game and was left doing the catch up job as the World No. 11 Tien closed it comfortably without being threatened much.