Kashyap and Tanvi Lad played in the qualifier today. While Tanvi Lad lost the first match to Chisato Hoshi, Kashyap won both as David (Austria) retired and then in second match he defeated 4th seed Antonsen (Denmark). 2015 Quarterfinalist Kashyap will play 1st round vs Srikanth, quarterfinalist of 2013 Japan Open, when Ajay Jayaram and HS Prannoy also joined Srikanth in QF. Only one Indian has reached the semifinals of Japan Open since 2007 when it became part of Super Series. Saina Nehwal reached 2011 semifinals.
Indian Schedule in 1st Round on Wednesday:
2.00p.m. Sai Praneeth vs Angus (Hong Kong)
2.45 p.m. Ajay Jayaram vs Sony Dwi (Indonesia)
4.15 p.m. 8th seed Srikanth vs Kashyap
5.45 p.m. HS Prannoy vs Iskandar (Malaysia)
Srikanth reached Quarterfinals.
In 1st Round def Kashyap
2nd Round def HS Prannoy
Ajay Jayaram lost in 2nd round.