Badminton: Lakshya Sen enters QF at China Masters; Shubhankar Dey upsets Christie at Swiss Open


Asian junior champion Lakshya Sen stormed into the men’s singles quarterfinals of the China Masters badminton event with an easy straight-game victory over Ha Young-wrong of South Korea on Thursday. The Indian, who’s ranked 104 globally, gained 21-14, 21-15 in a forty-six-minute contest held at Lingshui. Sen, who was by no means truly stretched within the suit,

I will take on Zhou Zeqi of China inside the spherical of eight suits on Friday. The Indian youngsters had progressed to sixteen with a at ease instantly video games victory over Malaysia’s Kean. Sen had eased to a 21-12, 21-13 win in 34 minutes. He obtained a bye within the first spherical. Sen is the best Indian inside the fray at the event.

At the Swiss Open (Super three hundred), Shubhankar Dey pulled off a big upset in a marathon fit against Asian Games gold medallist Jonatan Christie.

The Indian ranked global No forty-seven beat fifth seed Christie 12-21, 22-20, 21-17 to go into the quarter-finals after a 71-minute stumble.

Arjun MR and Maneesha K beat the seasoned pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Sikki Reddy 21-16, 16-21, 21-15 in the 2d round in mixed doubles. More Indians are in the fray inside the round of sixteen on the Swiss Open, along with an all-Indian conflict between Sameer Verman and B Sai Praneeth in a while Thursday.