NEW DELHI: Indian challenge in the Japan Open Super Series ended after lone survivor P Kashyap crashed out of the tournament suffering a straight-game defeat against world number three Peter Hoeg Gade in Tokyo on Thursday.
Kashyap ran out of steam against third seed Gade and went down 10-21, 10-21 in just 31 minutes in the men's singles pre-quarterfinal.
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Kashyap started off well and quickly opened up a 4-0 lead but Gade crawled back to draw parity at 7-7 and from there on didn't give any chance to the Indian to stage a comeback.
In the second game, the Dane cruised along right from the start as Kashyap's game crumbled and he was left to do the catch up act.
The result draws curtain on Indian campaign as ace Saina Nehwal, Jwala Gutta and V Diju crashed out of the tournament yesterday after suffering contrasting defeats in the first round.