Shuttler Kashyap enters quarters at Worlds

Guangzhou, Aug 8 (IANS) India's 13th seed Parupalli Kashyap advanced to the men's singles quarterfinals of the World Badminton Championships, beating Hong Kong's sixth seed Yun Hu here Thursday.

The Hyderabadi won 21-13, 21-16 in 37 minutes at the Tianhe Indoor Stadium. This is Kashyap's best outing at the event and he is now just one step away from a medal.

This is the 26-year-old's first victory over the Hong Kong native in three meetings.

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