Parupalli Kashyap Stuns Jan O Jorgensen to Enter Denmark Open Semis

In the semifinal om Saturday, India's Parupalli Kashyap will face World No. 2 Chen Long, who sailed past France's Brice Leverdez 21-9, 21-7.

updated: October 18, 2014 15:56 IST
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File Photo of Indian badminton player Parupalli Kashyap.


Odense, Denmark: Leading male shuttler Parupalli Kashyap created a huge upset in the Denmark Open Super Series Premier, defeating local favourite and World No.3 Jan O Jorgensen to storm into the semifinals of the badminton tournament.

Recently-crowned Commonwealth Games champion Kashyap, who won 21-19, 21-15 in 42 minutes at the Odense Sports Park on Friday night, was in his elements from the beginning with vintage cross-court smashes and flawless judgement.

Kashyap moved quickly within the court and reached every corner to pressurise the class and quality of Jorgensen, who won the European Championships earlier this year.

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