Indonesia Open: HS Prannoy Beats Lakshya Sen To Reach Second Round

Indonesia Open: HS Prannoy Beats Lakshya Sen To Reach Second Round

World No. 8 Lakshi Sen was knocked out of the Indonesian Open on Wednesday after losing to compatriot HS Pranay in the second round of the All India. In the men’s singles match, Parnay defeated Sen 10-21, 9-21 which lasted for more than half an hour. Sean, who is in red, won his first Super 500 title this year. The 20-year-old reached the final of the prestigious All England Open and was part of the Indian men’s team that won the historic Thomas Cup.

Interestingly, this was Pranay’s first win against Sen out of three face-to-face meetings so far.

In doubles action, the duo of MR Arjun and Dhruva Kapila opened their account with a win as they defeated the top-ranked Japanese duo of Calichiro Matsui and Yoshinori Tekuchi 27-25, 18-25, 21-19.

However, it was a curtain for the women’s pair of Ashwini Bhatt and Sheikha Gautam as they lost to their Chinese counterparts Zhang Shuxian and Zheng Yu 9-21, 10-21 in just 28 minutes.

The campaign also ended for another women’s pair of Haritha M. Hari Narain and Ashna Noye as they both lost in straight games against their strong South Korean counterparts Jeong Na Aeon and Kim Hae Jeong.

In the Senna vs. Pranay game, there was no competition against the former Uber-offensive Pranay, who, despite trailing 3-6 on one occasion, made a strong comeback thanks to some good shots.

The 29-year-old eventually extended his lead to 21-10 and pocketed the first game.

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In the second game, Pranay continued from where he left and took a strong lead of 11-3.

Going back, Sean was expected to return, but Pranay’s unbeaten cross-court smashes made it a difficult affair for the former.

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