Tokyo [Japan], July 26 (ANI): Indian younger shuttler Lakshya Sen sealed his place within the Round of 16 of Japan Open 2023 on Wednesday.
The Commonwealth gold medallist acquired the higher of his fellow nationwide participant Priyanshu Rajawat in a aggressive three-game affair. Sen emerged victorious as he went on to win an exhilarating contest by 21-15, 12-21, 24-22 scoreline. Lakshya Sen’s pre-quarterfinal opponent will probably be Japan’s Kanta Tsuneyama, who defeated Indonesian world No. 2 Anthony Sinisuka Ginting within the opening spherical to create an upset early within the match.
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.
He will probably be seeking to make a robust comeback within the Japan Open.
On the opposite hand, Mithun Manjunath, conceded a result in lose 21-13, 22-24, 18-21 to China’s Weng Hong Yang within the opening spherical of males’s singles.
In the lads’s doubles class, the Indian pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty discovered it arduous to make their place within the subsequent spherical. The Indian males’s doubles ace, clinched their career-best world quantity 2 rank lately, needed to battle for 3 video games in opposition to Indonesia’s Leo Rolly Carnando and Daniel Marthin. They managed to clinch the victory by 21-16, 11-21, 21-13. Results at Japan Open will probably be thought of within the participant’s qualifying rankings for the multi-sport occasion at Paris subsequent 12 months. (ANI)