Austrian Open 2018, Quarter-finals: Parupalli Kashyap vs Victor Svendsen, Live Match Updates

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedFeb 23, 2018 23:36 IST

Kashyap def Svendsen 21-17, 21-19 to enter SFs.


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We'll find that out tomorrow when he plays the semi-finals.

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In both the games, the Commonwealth Games champion showed his impressive fighting skills to keep his talented opponent at bay. That speaks a lot about Kashyap's confidence in himself and his game currently.

Can he make it to the final?

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Kashyap has entered the semi-finals!!!

This is his first semi-final on the BWF Tour this season!!

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Kashyap WINS!!!!

21-17, 21-19

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And Kashyap now has a match point at 20-19

Can he convert?

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It is 18-18

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Can Kashyap show his aggression to stave off the Danish challenge?

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And we are even once again in this pretty tight game


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And Kashyap has been careful not to concede the lead to his opponent again.

He is up, albeit marginally, at 15-14

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Kashyap has fought back to level this game yet again!


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It's a slim lead of 11-10 to the Dane going into the mid-game interval.

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And in a similar fashion to the opening game, Kashyap storms back into this game with aggressive play!

It's 10-10

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It's 9-6 to the Dane, who is still enjoying an advantage in this game

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Just like the first game, the Dane takes the early lead once again!


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And we are locked at 3-3

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And it continues to be even!


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It's 1-1 in the second game

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Kashyap takes the first game 21-17

What a comeback that was!!!!!!

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The Dane made it very close at 17-18 but Kashyap accelerates to 19-17

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Svendsen showed excellent retrieval skills to end Kashyap's streak


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And he gets his 10th in a row!


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What a turnaround!

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Kashyap takes the lead here!


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Another shout from the Indian to level things up!


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Kashyap grabs two quick points to now trail 13-14

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And a big 'Come on' from Kashyap to bag yet another point!


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It is a late fightback in this game from the Indian. He takes 2 points in a row to make it 10-14

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After the break, the Dane seems to be cruising!

14-8 it is in his favour!

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Svendsen goes into the interval with an 11-8 lead.

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Kashyap brought forth a jump smash but the Dane is still ahead at 10-8

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Kashyap bagged three consecutive points to trail 7-8 but the Dane goes up further to 9-7

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He takes 2 points on the trot and now trails 6-8

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The Dane is looking very, very determined!

Up 8-4

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The points are fast and furious! The Dane looks pretty comfortable in the early stages and he is up 6-3

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Svendsen has now soared to a 4-2 lead

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Mini advantage for Svendsen!

He is up 3-1

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It's a 2-0 lead for the seventh seed

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First point goes to the Dane


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The players are on court....the match is about to start!

Stay tuned!

21:44 (IST)23 FEB 2018

Good evening and welcome to the Sportskeeda liveblog of the Austrian Open 2018. The reigning Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap is the second seed at this International Challenge tournament.

Kashyap takes on the seventh seeded Victor Svendsen of Denmark for a place in the semi-finals. While the Indian is ranked 44th, the Dane is placed at 77th in the world rankings.

The Indian leads their head-to-head record 1-0, having beaten the Dane at home in the qualifying rounds of the Denmark Open last year.

Both of them are yet to drop a game so far at the Austrian Open, although the Indian had to work hard in his second round win over Jia Wei Tan. Kashyap narrowly edged the Malaysian in the second game before notching up a 21-15, 22-20 win.

This is Kashyap's second consecutive quarter-final this year, having made it to the last-eight at the India Open earlier this month. He would surely aim to continue that good form and keep his run going at this event.

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