Indonesia Open up: Lakshya Sen, Srikanth bow out in pretty very first spherical

Lakshya Sen bows down to compatriot HS Prannoy

Indonesia Open up: Lakshya Sen, Srikanth bow out in pretty very first spherical


Though world no. 8 Sen misplaced to compatriot H S Prannoy 10-21, 9-21 in an all-India very first round clash, globe no. 11 Srikanth, who was generating a comeback immediately after virtually a thirty day period, was shocked by 41st rated Brice Leverdez of France 21-23, 10-21. This is Srikanth’s initially loss in opposition to the 36-12 months-aged Frenchman in their 6 meetings.

Sen, who is in crimson sizzling sort, clinched his 1st-at any time Tremendous 500 title this 12 months. The 20-year-aged reached the finals of the prestigious All England Championships and was also part of the Indian men’s group that lifted the historic Thomas Cup crown.

Interestingly, this was Prannoy’s initial-at any time acquire versus Sen out of their a few head-to-head meetings so far.

In the doubles motion, the duo of M R Arjun and Dhruv Kapila opened their account with a get, getting the far better of larger rated Japanese pair of Kelichiro Matsui and Yoshinori Takeuchi 27-25, 18-25, 21-19. Nevertheless, it was curtains for the women’s duo of Ashwini Bhat and Shikha Gautam, losing 9-21 10-21 to China’s Zhang Shu Xian and Zheng Yu in just 28 minutes.

The campaign also ended for another women’s pairing of Haritha M Harinarayan and Ashna Roy as the duo also suffered straight-game defeat towards South Korea’s Jeong Na Eun and Kim Hye Jeong.

In the Sen compared to Prannoy sport, the previous was no match in entrance of an in excess of-aggressive Prannoy, who inspite of trailing 3-6 at just one stage, built a solid comeback, courtesy some superior shots.

The 29-yr-previous inevitably prolonged his direct to 21-10 and pocketed the 1st recreation simply. In the 2nd video game, Prannoy ongoing from where he remaining off and took a huge 11-3 lead. Trailing, Sen was predicted to make a comeback, but Prannoy’s unplayable cross-courtroom smashes built it a tricky affair for the previous.

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