Tokyo (Japan), July 28 – Canada Open 2023 winner Lakshya Sen stormed into his third successive semifinal on the BWF World Tour however India suffered a setback because the in-form males’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty crashed out within the quarterfinals of the Japan Open right here on Friday.
Lakshya, who reached the semifinals of the US Open earlier than shedding to All-England 2023 champion Li Shi Feng on July 16, defeated Koki Watanabe of Japan in straight video games, 21-15, 21-19 in a 47-minute conflict on Court docket 2 on the Yoyogi 1st Gymnasium within the Japanese capital.
Within the males’s doubles quarterfinal, the third seeds Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty went right down to Lee Yang and Wang Chi-Lin of the Chinese language Taipei, shedding in three units 15-21, 25-23, 16-21 in a 70 minutes encounter.
The world no. 13 Lakshya Sen, who defeated China’s Li Shi Feng within the closing to win the Canada Open on July 16, saved the Indian flag flying on this BWF World Tour Tremendous 750 occasion with a commanding efficiency in opposition to home-favourite Koki Watanabe.
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The Commonwealth Video games gold medallist continued his excellent run on the tour and can face the winner between Thailand’s Kunlavut Vitidsarn and Jonatan Christie of Indonesia for a spot within the summit conflict.
H.S. Prannoy, India’s different males’s singles participant nonetheless in rivalry, will tackle top-seed and former World Champion Viktor Axelsen of Denmark within the quarterfinals later within the day.