For Tushar, it was a big ask to wear down the sprightly second seed Chung Yat Long (Hong Kong). But the Indian did not buckle, in fact played with loads of confidence and promise. A minor lapse here and there made the big difference, but the test was mostly in the forecourt. Chung had the better of exchanges towards the end stages of the two games yet in the third game, the complexion turned around. The way Tushar had the Hong Kong player running all around and grab that game gave a flicker of hope of an extended contest. But showing clear signs of tiring, the Indian conceded the lead early in the fourth game and lost his way.