Indonesia Open: PV Sindhu, Lakshya Sen out, Indian challenge ends

Author: Yuvi June 10, 2022 Indonesia Open badminton: PV Sindhu, Lakshya Sen bow out as Indian challenge ends

JAKARTA: Double Olympic medalist PV Sindhu and rising star Lakshya Sen ended India’s challenge at the Indonesia Open Super Series 500 tournament here on Friday as they crashed out of their respective singles quarterfinals.

Sen was eliminated first as the 20-year-old lost the fight and forced a decider against his highly seeded Chinese Taipei rival Chou Tien Chen 21-16 12-21 21-14.

India’s last hope then rested on Sindhu, but the former world champion lost 12-21, 10-21 to her old foe Ratchanok Intanon 12-21, 10-21 in a match that lasted more than half an hour.

End of __’s campaign on #IndonssiaMasters2022.#BWFWorldTour#Badminton

— Bai Media (@BAI_Media) June 10, 2022

The 27-year-old was at her best and looked comfortable in both attack and defense and the Indian was never able to make a comeback as she suffered her fifth consecutive defeat against her Thai rival.

After winning the first game easily, Intanon looked even more furious in the second game to improve her head-to-head 9-4 against Sindhu to lead 10 points before sealing the issue in 33 minutes Took.

Sindhu, who crashed out of the Thailand Open semi-finals last month, had a hard-fought victory over Gregoria Mariska Tunjung to enter the quarter-finals.

Earlier, World Championships bronze medalist Sen made a comeback in the second game, but third seed Chinese Taipei was better in the decider with scores of 21-16, 12-21, 21-14.


__ @lakshya_sen put up a commendable effort against world No. 4- Chow Tien Chen of Chinese Taipei before ending his #IndonesiaMasters2022 campaign.

Comeback strong, winner! _#IndonesiaMastersSuper500 #Badminton

— Bai Media (@BAI_Media) June 10, 2022

It was Sen’s second consecutive defeat against Chow in less than a month. Sen suffered a 19-21 21-13 17-21 loss to his Chinese Taipei rival during the group stage of the Thomas Cup, before scripting a historic victory.

The 2018 Asian Games silver medalist, who defeated the Indian in the group stage of the Thomas Cup in their last meeting, put up a power-packed show in the decider and put early pressure on the 20-year-old.

The world number four player from Chinese Taipei scored three consecutive points to take a six-point lead in the decider. Sen engaged in some spectacular rallies in the end and even saved two match points, but his valiant effort was not good enough as the 32-year-old veteran kept his lead and it was a 2-0 face-off. made. Indian.

Author: Yuvi

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10 June, 2022, 9:16 pm

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