Indonesia Open: Lakshya Sen, Srikanth bow out, Prannoy progresses to second spherical

Published:Mar 9, 202409:24
Indonesia Open: Lakshya Sen, Srikanth bow out, Prannoy progresses to second spherical

India's Lakshya Sen and Kidambi Srikanth crashed out within the opening spherical of the Indonesia Open badminton event after dropping in straight video games, right here on Wednesday.

Whereas world no. 8 Sen misplaced to compatriot H S Prannoy 10-21, 9-21 in an all-Indian first spherical conflict, world no. 11 Srikanth, who was making a comeback after practically a month, was shocked by forty first ranked Brice Leverdez of France 21-23, 10-21.

That is Srikanth's first loss towards the 36-year-old Frenchman of their six conferences.

Sen, who's in pink scorching kind, clinched his first-ever Tremendous 500 title this 12 months. The 20-year-old reached the finals of the distinguished All England Championships and was additionally a part of the Indian males's crew that lifted the historic Thomas Cup crown.

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Apparently, this was Prannoy's first-ever win towards Sen out of their three head-to-head conferences up to now.

Within the doubles motion, the duo of M R Arjun and Dhruv Kapila opened their account with a win, getting the higher of upper ranked Japanese pair of Kelichiro Matsui and Yoshinori Takeuchi 27-25, 18-25, 21-19.

Nonetheless, it was curtains for the ladies's duo of Ashwini Bhat and Shikha Gautam, dropping 9-21, 10-21 to China's Zhang Shu Xian and Zheng Yu in simply 28 minutes.

The marketing campaign additionally ended for an additional girls's pairing of Haritha M Harinarayan and Ashna Roy because the duo additionally suffered straight-game defeat towards South Korea's Jeong Na Eun and Kim Hye Jeong.

Within the Sen versus Prannoy sport, the previous was in no match in entrance of over-aggressive Prannoy, who regardless of trailing 3-6 at one level, made a robust comeback, courtesy some good pictures.

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The 29-year-old ultimately prolonged his result in 21-10 and pocketed the primary sport simply.

Within the second sport, Prannoy continued from the place he left off and took a large 11-3 lead.

Trailing, Sen was anticipated to make a comeback, however Prannoy's unplayable cross-court smashes made it a tough affair for the previous.

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