Tokyo (Japan), July 27 – India’s former World Championship bronze medallist Lakshya Sen stormed into the lads’s singles quarterfinals of the Japan Open on Thursday, beating Kanta Tsuneyama of Japan in straight video games in a second-round conflict right here.
The 21-year-old Sen, at present ranked thirteenth in World Rankings, defeated Tsuneyama 21-14, 21-16 in a 50-minute encounter within the BWF World Tour Tremendous 750 occasion which has a complete prize fund of USD 800,000.
In males’s doubles, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, who received the Korea Open final week, additionally superior to the quarterfinals by beating Denmark’s pair of Jepp Bay and Lasse Molhedge 21-17, 21-11 in straight units.
Nonetheless, India suffered a setback as the highest girls’s doubles pair of Treesa Jolly and Pullela Gayatri Gopichand misplaced to the World No.7 pair of Nami Matsuyama and Chiharu Shida from Japan, 21-23, 19-21 in slightly below an hour.
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Enjoying on Courtroom 1 on the Yoyogi Nationwide Gymnasium, Lakshya Sen took an early lead within the first recreation and opened up a 5-1 lead. Although his Japanese opponent diminished the margin to 7-5, Sen received the subsequent 5 factors in a row to increase it to 12-5. Tsuneyama once more fought again to chop down the result in 16-14, the Indian shuttler received 5 consecutive factors to win the sport.
The second recreation was nearer because the gamers went neck-and-neck until 6-6 earlier than Sen surged forward to 10-7. Tsuneyama diminished the margin to 12-11 as they fought arduous for every level until 16-16 earlier than Lakshya received the subsequent 5 factors to win the sport and match in 50 minutes.
On the adjoining Courtroom 2, Satwik and Chirag opened a 5-2 lead within the first recreation and maintained the sting and so they went forward 10-6 quickly. The Danes levelled scores at 12-12 and the 2 pairs went neck and neck until 15-14 earlier than the Indians surged forward to 19-14 and went on to win the sport 21-17.
Within the second recreation, the Danes opened a 5-2 lead, however the Indians caught up with them at 5-5 earlier than opening a 9-5 lead successful seven factors in a row. From 11-8, Satwik and Chirag claimed the subsequent six factors to open up a 17-8 lead and went on to win the sport 21-11.