It was a blended day for Indians at the Macau Open Grand Prix Gold badminton competition on Thursday as top seed Saina Nehwal experienced to the quarterfinal arrange while Parupalli Kashyap bowed out of the competition in straight sets.
Saina Nehwal, who needed to experience a knee surgery prior in August, survived a frighten before going past Indonesian Dinar Dyah Ayustine 17-21, 21-18, 21-12 to achieve the last eight.
It was a decent begin from Saina Nehwal, who drove the principal amusement at the midway check, however the world No 50 organized a marvelous rebound as she led the pack at 19-15, having trailed 7-10 to Saina prior. Two focuses went whichever way and Dinar won the principal amusement easily.
In the second, Saina surged to a comparative 10-3 lead just to locate the decided Dinar level it back at 18-18. Be that as it may, the rebound was brief as Saina went ahead to take the following three focuses and drew the match level at 1-1.
The way in which Saina constrained the rebound appeared to have overwhelmed the Indonesian as she went down 12-21, for all intents and purposes without a battle, giving Saina Nehwal yet another hard-battled triumph.
Saina, who is yet to achieve the last four of a competition having smashed out of China Open in the first round and in the quarterfinal phase of the Hong Kong Open, was pushed as far as possible by Dinar however the previous world No 1 hung on and returned from a diversion down to wrap up the match that endured 62 minutes.
She will next face China's Zhang Yiman for a place in the last four. Saina is India's most logical option in the competition after Rio Olympics silver medallist PV Sindhu pulled back from the competition.
Parupalli Kashyap crushed
In men's singles third round, it was a prevailing showcase from Chinese Taipei's Lin Yu Hsien as the world No 54 dispensed a devastating annihilation on Parupalli Kashyap to win 21-13, 22-20 and experience to the following stage.
Both the players were tied at six focuses each in the primary amusement before Lin surged ahead and drove 11-7 at the midway check. Parupalli Kashyap could just figure out how to sack six more focuses before losing the diversion 13-21.
In any case, in the second diversion, it was Kashyap who had a slim 11-10 lead at the midway stamp however Lin made a solid rebound and continued heaping the weight. Kashyap managed to level the amusement at 20-20 subsequent to trailing 17-19, yet neglected to clutch the energy, in the long run losing the following two focuses.
With Kashyap's leave, B Sai Praneeth is the main Indian staying in the singles draw after HS Prannoy had resigned halfway amid his opening round match subsequent to torment a back harm.
The third seeded men's duplicates combine of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy additionally slammed out of the competition. They went down to Singapore's Danny Bawa Chrisnanta and Hendra Wijaya 20-22, 19-21.