File picture of Lakshya Sen.© AFP
Commonwealth Video games gold medallist Lakshya Sen obtained the higher off his senior compatriot HS Prannoy in straight video games to progress to the lads’s singles quarterfinals of the Denmark Open Tremendous 750 badminton event in Odense. Sen, a 2021 world championships bronze medallist, beat world quantity 13 Prannoy 21-9 21-18 in a 39-minute conflict to arrange a final eight conflict with Japan’s Kodai Naraoka. The 2 got here into the match with a 2-2 head-to-head rely in 4 conferences however the youthful Sen proved to be the higher participant on the day as he made a rollicking to begin to put Prannoy on the again foot on Thursday.
World quantity 8 Sen zoomed to a 5-1 lead early on earlier than swelling it to 11-3 on the mid-game break. He stored shifting forward as Prannoy’s recreation crumbled.
Within the second recreation, Prannoy gave a greater account of himself as he stored respiratory down his opponent’s neck with slender leads of 5-4 and 11-10. Issues remained the identical after the interval however Sen broke off at 17-17 to close the door on Prannoy.
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