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 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 in the world, 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,

Will take on Zhou Zeqi of China inside the spherical of eight suit on Friday. The Indian youngsterd had progressed to the round of 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 on the event.

Elsewhere, 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 upon.

In mixed doubles, 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. More Indians are in 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.