All England Championship: Lakshya Sen enters maiden quarterfinals, HS Prannoy crashes out | Badminton Information
Birmingham: Lakshya Sen on Thursday (March 18) grew to become the youngest Indian male shuttler to achieve the All England Championship quarterfinals, the place Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu joined him with a simple win on the Tremendous 1000 match right here.
Sindhu, the reigning world champion, recorded a dominant 21-8 21-8 win over Denmark’s Line Christophersen in a totally lop-sided second-round match.
Earlier, the 19-year-old Lakshya from Almora, who had claimed 5 titles in 2019, noticed off France’s Thomas Rouxel 21-18 21-16 to make it to his maiden quarterfinals.
Nevertheless, it was curtains for HS Prannoy and B Sai Praneeth after the duo went down within the males’s singles second spherical on Thursday.
Lakshya, who had claimed the Asian Junior Championships title, the World Junior championships bronze and Youth Olympics Video games silver in 2018, will subsequent face Netherland’s world no 36 Mark Caljouw.
Sindhu will tackle Japan’s third seed Akane Yamaguchi.
Within the males’s singles, Prannoy, a former prime 10 participant could not discover his method throughout world #1 Kento Momota, the Japanese taking part in his first occasion since a horrific accident that noticed him endure a watch surgical procedure final 12 months.
The Indian misplaced 15-21 14-21 in a 48-minute match to bow out of the competitors.
Olympic hopeful Praneeth then squandered a first-game benefit, dropping 21-15 12-21 12-21 to second seed Viktor Axelsen of Denmark.
Additionally ousted from the match was the blended doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa, who misplaced 19-21 9-21 to Japanese duo of Yuki Kaneko and Misaki Matsutomo within the opening spherical.
Sindhu got here out will all cylinders blazing, zooming into the interval with an enormous 10-point lead at 11-1 in simply 4 minutes. The Indian then moved to 16-4 and shortly sealed the opening sport with out a lot effort.
Within the second sport, Sindhu opened up a 6-4 lead earlier than getting into the break with a seven-point benefit.
The Indian conceded three factors after the interval earlier than reeling off the remaining 10 factors as Line might simply watch on the different finish.
On Wednesday night time, Prannoy together with Lakshya, Olympic hopeful B Sai Praneeth and Sameer Verma had entered the second spherical however former world primary Saina Nehwal was compelled to concede her opening girls’s singles match after struggling an harm.
Saina, who completed second greatest right here in 2015, regarded in appreciable, troubled by her proper thigh. She determined to retire after lagging behind (8-21 4-10) in her opening spherical match in opposition to seventh seed Mia Blichfeldt of Denmark.
Within the males’s singles, world quantity 15 Praneeth had overwhelmed France’s Toma Junior Popov 21-18 22-20, whereas Prannoy brushed apart Malaysia’s Daren Liew 21-10 21-10.
Sameer outlasted Brazil’s Ygor Coelho 21-11 21-19, whereas Lakshya had shocked Thailand’s world No. 18 Kantaphon Wangcharoen 21-18 21-12.
Within the blended doubles, Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy went down 15-21 17-21 to Denmark’s Rasmus Espersen and Christine Busch within the opening spherical.