Tokyo (Japan), July 29 – Indian badminton participant Lakshya Sen crashed out of the Japan Open 2023 badminton match after shedding to world No. 9 Jonatan Christie of Indonesia within the males’s singles semi-finals, right here on Saturday.
Lakshya, thirteenth within the badminton rankings, misplaced 15-21, 21-13, 16-21 to Christie on the Yoyogi Nationwide Gymnasium to exit the BWF Tremendous 750 match.The 21-year-old’s loss additionally introduced an finish to India’s problem on the Japan Open.
This was Sen’s second successive semi-final exit. He additionally crashed out from the US Open within the high 4 stage.
Within the opening sport, each gamers have been engaged in fast and quick rallies. Nonetheless, it was Lakshya who held a two-point benefit heading into the primary break. After the restart, although, Christie, the fifth seed, raised his sport a few gears and simply took the primary sport.
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Within the second sport, the Indian shuttler took a extra affected person method, partaking Christie in longer rallies in an try and power errors out of the Indonesian participant. The ploy labored as Lakshya led the sport from begin to end and took the match right into a decider.
The third sport started on stage footing however with the rating tied at 6-6, Christie took a lead and maintained the benefit to seal the 68-minute affair.
This was Lakshya’s second loss towards Christie in three head-to-head conferences.