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Lakshya Sen bows out of Japan Open 2023 after dropping in semi-finals

Tokyo [Japan], July 29 (ANI): India’s ace shuttler Lakshya Sen bowed out within the semi-final of the Japan Open 2023 on Saturday.

Indonesia shuttler Jonatan Christie turned out to be a troublesome problem for the Commonwealth gold medallist. He misplaced the primary recreation by 21-15, with out posing a lot of a menace.

The opening recreation noticed each gamers interact briefly rallies. However, it was Lakshya who held a two-point benefit heading into the primary break. The fifth seed Christie, shifted a few gears, to depart the Indian badminton participant behind. The Indonesian shuttler took the primary recreation comfortably.

The younger Indian shuttler made a outstanding comeback as he dominated the complete second recreation to take the semi-final conflict to the ultimate recreation. He did not enable the Indonesian shuttler to realize momentum as he ended the second recreation with 21-13.

Lakshya failed to duplicate his efficiency from the second recreation because the Indonesian shuttler made a comeback to seal his place within the finals by successful the third recreation 21-16.

Earlier within the match, he registered a straight-set 21-15 21-19 victory over Watanabe to make his third successive semifinals, following his exploits in Canada and the United States.

The defeat in opposition to Christie marked his second successive semi-final exit. Sen suffered a dissapointment earlier within the month after he bowed out of the competitors within the semi-finals. The Commonwealth Games champion misplaced to the world quantity seven and All-England Champion Li Shifeng by 17-21, 24-22, 17-21 in a hard-fought match that lasted an hour and 16 minutes.

Results at Japan Open might be thought of within the participant’s qualifying rankings for the multi-sport occasion in Paris subsequent yr. (ANI)