Lakshya Sen reaches closing of Canada Open, PV Sindhu exits in semis

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India shuttler Lakshya Sen made it to the ultimate of the Canada Open 500 early on Sunday, with a shocking win over world no. 11 Japan’s Kenta Nishimoto, whereas PV Sindhu misplaced in straight video games to Japan’s world no. 1 Akane Yamaguchi within the semi-finals.

Sen, who had been struggling this 12 months and had fallen to world no. 19, overcame Nishimoto 21-17, 21-14 to enter his solely second Tremendous 500 closing and his first this 12 months. Now the teen will likely be up in opposition to world no. 10 China’s Li Shi Feng within the closing on Sunday. The 21-year-old has a 4-2 head-to-head document in opposition to is opponent and is lastly wanting in first rate type now. 

However, Sindhu misplaced 14-21, 15-21 to Yamaguchi of Japan. She was no match to her opponent and her lack of type was clearly seen as soon as once more this 12 months. In the meantime, Sen confirmed indicators of return to type as he decimated all his opponents within the match. Within the first recreation, he was underneath strain with 0-4 scoreline, however quickly made it 8-8. 

Through the mid-game interval, Nishimoto had a slight benefit at 10-11, however Sen pulled issues again and raced to the end line. Within the second recreation, it seemed even till 9-9, however from there on the Indian picked up tempo. Sen achieved the subsequent 12 factors in a jiffy, whereas the Japanese might solely safe 4.

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