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Nw: Lakshya Sen stuns World No. 3 Anders Antonsen All England Championships

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Indian shuttler is taking some rapid strides within the lads’s senior badminton. 

Indian shuttler is taking some rapid strides within the lads’s senior badminton. 

Ethical a few days help, the younger badminton player from India had overwhelmed Olympic champion Viktor Axelsen on the German Open. On Thursday (Marcg 17), he confirmed he belongs to the tip level by defeating world No. 3 Anders Antonsen of Denmark in straight games to growth to the lads’s singles quarterfinals of the All England Championships here on Thursday.

The 20-300 and sixty five days-former from Almora, who had claimed his maiden Sizable 500 title at India Open in January after which reached the finals of German Open closing week, notched up an upset 21-16 21-18 grab over third seed Antonsen, a two-time medallist at World Championships in 2019 Basel and 2021 Huelva respectively.
It used to be their first meeting on the worldwide stage.

Sen will face either Hong Kong’s eighth seed Ng Ka Prolonged Angus or China’s Lu Guang Zu within the quarter-closing.

Earlier, India ace Saina Nehwal produced a dauntless combat earlier than going all the kind down to 2nd seed Eastern Akane Yamaguchi in a thrilling three-game match within the 2nd round.

Conventional world No. 1 Saina, the London Olympics bronze medallist, lost 14-21 21-17 17-21 world No. 2 Yamaguchi in a 50-minute girls folks’s singles conflict.

It used to be a mighty improved efficiency from the Indian, who had lost in straight games to Thailand’s Ratchanok Inthanon at German Open closing week.

Sen gave amply designate of his tactical acumen as he dished out a defensive game and saved Antonsen faraway from the web to lead 11-9 on the first break. He saved issues in his grip after the interval to circulation to a 13-9 advantage and maintained the lead to pocket the opening game.

Sen saved his clears shut to the baseline and tried to expend his smashes judiciously to jump to a 9-5 lead early on earlier than grabbing a four-point advantage on the breather.

Antonsen fought his approach help to 14-14, riding on six facets on the stir. The duo moved 14-14 to 16-16 earlier than Sen managed to eke out a two-point lead at 18-16.

He saved his nerves and unleased a defective court break to pick out out three match facets. Antonsen saved one after an thrilling rally but the Indian shut the door next to make it to the closing 8.

With PTI inputs


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