India's PV player Sindhu fell out of the Japan Open after losing her second-round match against China's Fangjie Gao.
The silver medalist of the Olympic Games in Rio suffered a defeat 18-21, 19-21 against his Chinese opponent.
Sindhu, who won a silver medal in the recently concluded Asian Games 2018, won his first round match on Wednesday against world No. 13 Sayaka Takahashi. She overtook Takahashi 21-17, 7-21, 21-13.
In the men's singles, HS Prannoy was knocked out after losing 14-21, 17-21 to Indonesian Anthony Sinisuka Ginting in the second round.