Badminton: Lakshya Sen enters QF at China Masters; Shubhankar Dey upsets Christie at Swiss Open
Asian junior champion Lakshya Sen stormed into the men’s singles quarterfinals of China Masters badminton match with an easy straight-sport victory over Ha Young-wrong of South Korea on Thursday.
The Indian, who’s ranked 104 within the world, received 21-14, 21-15 in a forty six-minute contest held at Lingshui.
Sen, who was in no way surely stretched within the in shape, will tackle Zhou Zeqi of China within the round of 8 matches on Friday.
The Indian youngsters had improved to the spherical of 16 with a comfortable instantly video games victory over Malaysia’s Kean. Sen had eased to a 21-12, 21-thirteen win in 34 mins. He acquired a bye within the first spherical.
Sen is the simplest Indian in the fray on the tournament.
Elsewhere, at the Swiss Open (Super three hundred) Shubhankar Dey pulled off a massive upset in a marathon healthy against Asian Games gold medallist Jonatan Christie. The Indian, ranked global No 47 beat fifth seed Christie 12-21, 22-20, 21-17 to enter the zone-finals after a 71-minute come across.
In blended doubles, Arjun MR and Maneesha K beat the seasoned pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Sikki Reddy 21-sixteen, 16-21, 21-15 in the 2nd round.
More Indians are in the fray in the spherical of 16 at the Swiss Open, inclusive of an all-Indian conflict among Sameer Verman and B Sai Praneeth in a while Thursday.