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Orleans Masters 2018, Quarter-final: Parupalli Kashyap vs Rasmus Gemke, Live Match Updates

Kashyap goes down fighting 18-21, 14-21 in quarter-finals.
Updated: 30 March 2018 22:05 IST - Published: 30 March 2018 20:42 IST
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Kashyap's good run thus comes to an end at the Orleans Masters.

Indian singles challenge will now lie on the shoulders of the top seed Sameer Verma.
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Kashyap goes down fighting 18-21, 14-21 in quarter-finals.
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SIX MATCH POINTS FOR GEMKE!

20-14
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Gemke is now comfortably placed at 18-14
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The Dane is 17-13 ahead
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And Gemke is 16-11 ahead!

Time is running out for Kashyap now!
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But Gemke stretches the lead further and goes up to 15-11
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Kashyap makes it a two-point gap and is 11-13 behind
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It's 12-9 for the Danish shuttler

Can Kashyap fight back again?
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Gemke goes into the interval with an 11-8 advantage.
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The Commonwealth Games champion is showing all his fighting skills now!

8-10 he trails
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It's a FOUR-POINT ADVANTAGE FOR GEMKE

9-5
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Kashyap has once again failed to inflict some damage on his opponent as Gemke races ahead to 8-5
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Kashyap bags three points in a row and evens the score at 5-5
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Gemke takes two quick points and makes it a 4-2 lead
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And it's all level

2-2
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Second game

Gemke opens up a mini lead in the second game as well.

2-1 to the Dane
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Gemke bags the opening game 21-18
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A long rally goes in favour of the Danish shuttler and he has two game points.

20-18
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Kashyap is still trailing by one point.

18-19
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Gemke took a three-point lead but Kashyap comes storming back to snatch a couple of points.

It's 18-17 to Gemke now
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It continues to be a tight opening game but the Dane has once again inched ahead to 17-15
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Kashyap has grabbed a point and makes it 14-15
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Gemke has once again advanced to 15-13
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Gemke has once more grabbed a couple of points and he now leads Kashyap 14-12
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AND KASHYAP LEVELS THE SCORE

12-12
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He takes one point after the break and makes it 10-11
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Gemke takes an 11-9 lead going into the mid-game interval.
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Just one-point gap now!

9-10
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And the Austrian Open champion is fighting back!

8-10 he trails
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It's 10-7 for the Dane currently
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Kashyap wins a long rally and makes it 6-9
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Gemke still maintains a three-point lead. He is up 8-5
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Kashyap closed the gap to two points but the Dane went ahead to 7-4
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Good evening! The match has started.

It isn't a very bright start for the Commonwealth Games champion and he trails 2-5
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Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's live coverage of the Orleans Masters. In today's match, Parupalli Kashyap will take on third-seeded Rasmus Gemke of Denmark for a place in the semi-finals.

Kashyap is slowly is climbing his way back into the fray after having suffered from a variety of injuries in the last couple of years. In February, he went on to win the Austrian Open, his first international title after three years.

Seeded fifth in this tournament, the World No 42 has been showing good form.  In the pre-quarters, he breezed past qualifier Joshua Magee winning 21-11, 21-14 in just 32 minutes. Today, he will face a stiffer challenge and the match promises to be exciting.  Stay tuned for all live updates.