Singapore Open 2015: Kashyap Meets Giant Killer Yun Hu in Semis, Loses

Singapore Open 2015 Men’s Singles event has produced most unexpected results. First the top 6 seeds were knocked out on the same day in the 2nd round leaving all unseeded players in quarterfinals. With Saina Nehwal being the only Indian winner (2010) in this tournament, Parupalli Kashyap is the only Indian left in the tournament after HS Prannoy had to give walkover. Kashyap plays semifinal against giant killer Yun Hu. Here is an analysis. Kashyap lost the semifinal to Yun Hu in 3 sets.

They have met three times before. Yun Hu won the first two matches, while Kashyap won the last match they played. At present, Yun Hu is ranked 13th while Kashyap is ranked 15th.

    BWF World Championships 2013 13th seed Kashyap def 6th seed Yun HU 21-13, 21-16.
    Korea Open 2013: 7th seed Yun Hu def Kashyap 16-21 21-13 21-17
    Asia Championships 2010 7th seed Yun Hu def 13th seed Kashyap 21-16 18-21 21-13

Road to Semifinals

    1st Round Def LEE Hyun Il (Korea) 21-11 21-13 in 33 minutes
    2nd Round Def 4th Seed Wan Ho Son (Korea) 21-15 22-20 in 46 minutes
    QF Def Brice Leverdez 21-6 21-17 in 30 minutes.

Yun Hu

    1st Round Def Kenichi TAGO (Japan) 21-15 21-5 in 26 minutes
    2nd Round Def Top seed Long Chen (China) 12-21 21-17 21-18 in 1 hour 3 minutes.
    QF Def TIAN Houwei (China) 17-21 21-18 21-10 in 1 hour 8 minutes.

HS Prannoy gave walkover and Kento Momota (Japan) reached the semifinal where he meets Santoso.
Simon Santoso (Indonesia) def Tanongsak (Thailand) 21-10 21-19

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