New Delhi: A look at the draw and P Kashyap fancies reaching at least the quarters of the World Badminton Championships but he says getting to that stage or beyond will depend on how well he acclimatises to the court conditions during the event starting on Monday in London.

The Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist is currently busy honing his skills for the prestigious event which begins at London's renowned sporting facility, the Wembley Arena on Monday.

"It is a big event and everybody would be well-prepared, dreaming to play well. I don't want to think about the second round or third round. For me, first round is the only thing which I am focusing on right now," Kashyap said.

"I have seen the draw, it is okay. It is not the toughest I have faced but also not the easiest either. There are some good players, I have beaten them in the past so ideally I should reach at least the quarters but it is a big event and I don't want to think too much," he added.

The 24-year-old will play German Dieter Domke, whom he has beaten thrice in the past, in the opening clash.

Once he gets past the first round, he is likely to meet seventh seed Tien Minh Nguyen, who beat him during the US Open last month.

But Kashyap has defeated the Vietnamese twice in the past though Tien has improved by leaps and bounds since then, reaching seventh in the world rankings.

The Indian took a 25-day break from competition to prepare for the World Championship after reaching the quarters of the US Open last month. Kashyap said he used this time to work on his mistakes.

"I have been busy working on my game, mainly foot movement and doing away with my mistakes. We are leaving on August 5 and will get some time to get acclimatised with the court conditions. In the end, players who adapt well with the environment will do well," he said.

The World Badminton Championships will serve as the official 2012 London Olympic Games test event for the sport and Kashyap said it would also be a good opportunity to get a feel of the court.

The Andhra Pradesh lad was ranked world number 21 in June before slipping to 28th in the latest ranking but Kashyap said it doesn't bother him much.

"Rankings don't bother me much. I mean, I was 21 but didn't play Singapore and Indonesia, so I dropped down. If I was inside the top 10, I would have bothered. I know I will be rise up once again," he said.

"There are 20 more tournaments to play before the London Olympics, which is a lot of events and I am looking forward to that," he added.

(Agencies)