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Nw: Lakshya Sen Stuns World Quantity 3 Antensen To Enter All England Quarterfinals; Sindhu, Saina out

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World Championships bronze medallist Lakshya Sen disturbed world No. 3 Anders Antonsen of Denmark in straight games to development to the men’s singles quarterfinals nonetheless it changed into curtains for Olympic medallists PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal on the All England Championships in Birmingham on Thursday. Sen, the 20-300 and sixty five days-outmoded from Almora, who had claimed his maiden Gigantic 500 title at India Launch in January after which reached the finals of German Launch last week, notched up an upset 21-16 21-18 grab over third seed Antonsen.

Antonsen is a two-time medallist at World Championships in 2019 Basel and 2021 Huelva respectively. It changed into their first meeting on the worldwide stage.

Sen will face China’s Lu Guang Zu within the quarter-last.

World no 7 Sindhu, nonetheless, made an early exit after happening 19-21 21-16 17-21 to left-handed Takahashi, ranked 13th, in an hour and six minutes 2d spherical match.

Saina Nehwal additionally bowed out after her valorous fight ended with a loss to 2d seed Japanese Akane Yamaguchi in a thrilling three-recreation match within the 2d spherical.

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

It changed into improved performance from the Indian, who had lost in straight games to Thailand’s Ratchanok Inthanon at German Launch last week.

Fifth seeded Indian pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty additionally entered the last eight stage after making brief work of Impress Lamfuss and Marvin Seidel of Germany 21-7 21-7.

Sen’s tactical nous

Sen gave noteworthy point out of his tactical acumen as he dished out a defensive recreation and saved Antonsen away from the win to lead 11-9 on the first shatter. He saved issues below management after the interval to cross to a 13-9 lead and maintained the end result in pocket the gap recreation.

Sen saved his clears discontinuance to the baseline and tried to make employ of his smashes judiciously to jump to a 9-5 lead early on earlier than grabbing a four-point reduction on the breather.

Antonsen fought his methodology motivate to 14-14, utilizing on six capabilities on the plod. 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 sinister court docket shatter to win three match capabilities. Antonsen saved one after an keen rally nonetheless the Indian shut the door subsequent to attain it to the last 8.

Coming into the match with an equal 4-4 head-to-head story, Sindhu changed into left to attain the occupy up job as Takahashi led the gap match for most section even supposing the Indian saved snapping at her heels and had levelled scores at 11-1 and 15-15 earlier than transferring to 19-20 at one stage.

Stung by the reversal, Sindhu got here out all cylinders blazing, gallping to a big 14-4 lead, a gap which the Japanese may perhaps well perhaps no longer bridge as the Indian bounced motivate.

Within the decider, Sindhu managed to open up a slender 8-6 lead nonetheless Takahashi rapidly turned the tables after which reeled off five straight capabilities to jump to 15-10.

Sindhu tried to erase the deficit and made it 17-18 earlier than the Japanese sealed the issued with ease.


Sindhu had made a 2d spherical exit at German Launch as welll.

(This yarn has no longer been edited by NDTV personnel and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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