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Canada Open 2023: Krishna-Vishnu pair progresses to the men's doubles second round, Parupalli Kashyap knocks out

In the Canada Open 2023, the men's doubles pair of Krishna Prasad Garaga and Vishnuvardhan Goud Panjala have entered the second round.

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Canada Open 2023: Krishna-Vishnu pair progresses to the men's doubles second round, Parupalli Kashyap knocks out | Sportz Point

In the Canada Open 2023 Badminton tournament, the Indian men's doubles pair of Krishna Prasad Garaga and Vishnuvardhan Goud Panjala have entered the second round of the main draw with a straight-game win in Calgary on Wednesday. 

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Canada Open 2023: Krishna-Vishnu pair progresses to the men's doubles second round, Parupalli Kashyap knocks out | Sportz Point

Krishna-Vishnu pair is India's only challenge in men's doubles of the Canada Open 2023. Image- Olympics

World number 38 pair Krishna and Vishnuvardhan registered a 21-14 21-16 win over Chinese Taipei's Lu Chen and Chen Zhi Ray in the round of 32. The young Indian pair is now likely to take on second seeds and three-time world champions Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan of Indonesia in the second round. Krishna-Vishnu pair is India's only challenge in men's doubles of the Canada Open 2023.

At the same time, former Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap crashed out in the second qualifying round of the Canada Open 2023 badminton tournament. Playing on the badminton courts of the Markin-MacPhail Centre, the 36-year-old Kashyap, began his Canada Open 2023 campaign with a win over world No. 67 Kai Schaefer of Germany in the first qualifying round. Kashyap dominated the first game but had to save two game points for a 21-14, 22-20 victory. However, he went down to Lae Lan Xi of China 17-21 20-22. Parupalli hasn't won a BWF tournament since 2018 and is 189th in the current badminton rankings. 

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In women's doubles, Rutaparna Panda and Swetaparna Panda, world No. 95, went down against the unranked Canadian pair of Jacqueline Cheung and Jeslyn Chow in three games - 21-15, 15-21, 9-21.

Later in the day, double Olympic medalist PV Sindhu, Commonwealth Games gold medalist Lakshya Sen, Tokyo Olympian B Sai Praneeth, and Gadde Ruthvika Shivani will play in their respective matches.

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