Kashyap Parupalli beat World No. 11 Vietnamese shuttler Tien Minh Nguyen in straight games of 21-9, 21-14 to advance to the round of 16 of the Men's Singles event at the London Olympics. Kashyap won his match in 39 minutes and thus topped Group D.
The match started off as a neck-to-neck contest with the score reading 6-5 in the favour of the Indian before Kashyap began to pull away thanks to his well-placed drops and powerful smashes. Soon he earned an 11 point lead at 20-9 before pocketing the set. In the second set, Nguyen put up a better fight as the scores went up to 7-7 but later he had to bow down to Kashyap's excellent work at the net and steady shots from the back.