German Open: Lakshya Sen enters semifinals; Kidambi Srikanth bows out

Sen, 20, who received his first Tremendous 500 title on the Indian Open in January, beat former prime 10 participant Prannoy 21-15 21-16 in 39 minutes.

The world quantity 14 had additionally overwhelmed Prannoy, at present ranked twenty fourth, within the Indian Open quarter-finals.

Prannoy bought off to a constructive begin, opening a 4-0 lead early on, however Sen caught him at 10-10 and took the lead after the interval to take a 1-0 lead within the draw.

Sport two was initially an in depth affair because the pair moved neck and neck with Sen managing a slim 11-10 lead on the break. However, similar to within the opener, Sen produced a flurry of 5 factors to lastly comfortably seal the competition.

Sen will now face Olympic champion and prime seed Viktor Axelsen, who beat India’s Kidambi Srikanth in back-to-back matches 21-10, 23-21 in a recreation that lasted 35 minutes.

The Dane dominated the Indian within the first recreation however Srikanth fought laborious within the second recreation and compelled Axelsen to do his greatest to clinch the tie.

Earlier Thursday (March 10), Olympic medalists PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal had been knocked out of the ladies’s singles competitors after second-round defeats.

Seventh-seeded Sindhu, the 2019 world champion and two-time Olympic medalist, nonetheless, suffered a 14-21 21-15 14-21 loss to China’s Zhang Yi Man in 55 minutes within the second spherical of ladies’s singles.

London bronze winner Saina, who struggled with health points, additionally proved no recreation towards eighth seed Thai Ratchanok Intanon, shedding 10-21 15-21 in a lopsided contest.

Moreover, Ishaan Bhatnagar and Sai Pratheek Okay misplaced 21-23, 21-16, 14-21 within the males’s doubles second spherical match to fellow countrymen Krishna and Vishnuvardhan, who will probably be in motion afterward Friday March 11 towards a pair Chinese language by He Jiting and Zhou Haodong.

(With company contributions)

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