Pullela Gopichand lauds Sindhu, Saina, Kashyap; wants an encore in quarterfinals

While Pullela Gopichand was all praise for the trio - Saina Nehwal, P Kashyap and PV Sindhu - he also said that they need to focus on reaching the semifinal.

updated: August 09, 2013 08:30 IST
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Guangzhou: India's chief coach Pullela Gopichand on Thursday commended the stunning performances of his wards, including P V Sindhu and Parupalli Kashyap, but asked them to step up the gas and reach the semifinals of the ongoing World Badminton Championships.

India's rising shuttler Sindhu registered a stunning 21-18 23-21 victory over defending champion Yihan Wang of China to join Saina Nehwal in the women's singles quarterfinals here.

In the men's singles, Kashyap also recorded an upset victory over world number six Yun Hu of Hong Kong 21-13 21-16 as first time India will have three representatives in the last eight stage of the prestigious event.

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