Badminton: Lakshya Sen registers thrilling disenchanted to go into SF in China, Riya ousted in Switzerland


Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen entered the semi-finals at China Masters with a thrilling come-from-behind win against fourth seed Zhou Zeqi. The 17-year-vintage beat the Chinese player, ranked No forty-two, in a pulsating match that lasted 61 minutes.

Sen registered a sixteen-21, 21-15, 21-19 win to set up a very last four conflict with every other Chinese shuttler, the unseeded Weng Hongyang. Elsewhere, Riya Mookerjee become knocked out within the girls’ singles quarterfinals of the Swiss Open badminton tournament with an instant recreation loss against top seed Chen Yufei of China in Basel on Friday.

The unseeded Mookerjee turned into no fit for her fancied Chinese rival, dropping 10-21 eight-21 in only 25 mins to bow out of the opposition. It turned into additional curtains for the Indian blended doubles pair of Arjun MR and K Maneesha in the quarterfinals.

Arjun and Maneesha lost 19-21, 16-21 towards Denmark’s Mathias Bay-Smidt and Rikke Sob.