Indian ace shuttlers Parupali Kashyap and HS Prannoy are through to the semifinals of US Open Grand Prix Gold tournament.

Kashyap defeated Indian counter-part Sameer Verma 21-13, 21-16 to claim a spot in the top 8 of the tournament.  It was a good come-back win for the former India Open Grand Prix Gold winner who was out of the circuit after sustaining injuries.

In a different court HS Prannoy was once again on fire, he beat his Japenese opponent Kanta Tuneyama 10-21, 21-15, 21-18 to make it to the semifinals of the $120,000 Grand Prix Gold tournament. It was Prannoy made it one out of one in his first meeting with the Canadian Grand Prix champion.

The 25 year old second seed will next play Vietnamese 15th seed Tien Minh Nguyen in the semifinals on Sunday.

Elsewhere, Indian doubles contenders Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy defeated Japanese seventh seeds Hiroki Okamura and Masayuki Onondera 21-18, 22-20 in 43 minutes to reach the men’s doubles semi-finals.

The pair will next face Chinese double of Lu Ching Yao and Yang Po Han in the semifinal clash.


Earlier in the tournament Indian challenge in women’s category ended with Rituparna Das and Sai Krishna Priya Kudaravalli crashing out in the first round of singles event and doubles pair of J.Meghana  and Poorvisha losing to Japanese seventh seeds  Mayu Matsumoto and Wakana Nagahara.