Denmark Open: Lakshya, Prannoy storm into 2nd round, Saina bows out

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Denmark Open: Lakshya, Prannoy storm into 2nd round, Saina bows out
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Denmark Open 2022: Lakshya Sen came up with a comprehensive win over Anthony Ginting of Indonesia to set up an all-Indian second-round match against HS Prannoy. Earlier on Wednesday, Saina Nehwal lost her first-round match to Zhang Yi Man of China.

New Delhi,UPDATED: Oct 19, 2022 19:55 IST

Lakshya Sen

Lakshya Sen defeated Anthony Ginting in straight games (AP/PTI Photo)

By India Today Web Desk: India’s Lakshya Sen and HS Prannoy made stunning starts to their campaigns at the BWF Denmark Open Super 750 tournament in Odense on Wednesday, October 19. Unseeded Lakshya came up with a clinical performance to beat World No. 6 Anthony Ginting in straight games while HS Prannoy fought past World Championships bronze medalist Zhao Jun Peng of China in straight games in their men’s singles first-round matches.

However, London Olympic bronze medalist Saina Nehwal could not go past the first round in women’s singles. Saina lost to Zhang Yi Man of China in 3 games despite staging a fine comeback after losing the opening game. Saina’s struggles continue as the veteran shuttler has not been able to find consistency at the highest level in the recent past.

Incidentally, Lakshya Sen will face HS Prannoy in an all-Indian men’s singles second round on Thursday. The two in-form Indian shuttlers will be meeting on the tour for the fifth time in 2022. Notably, Prannoy defeated Lakshya in the pre-quarterfinals at the World Championships in Tokyo in August. Prannoy had also gotten the better of Lakshya at Indonesia Open in June while the Almorah shuttler had beaten Prannoy in German Open and India Open earlier in the year.

PRANNOY DOWNS ZHAO

It was a good result for HS Prannoy, who avenged his quarter-final defeat to Zhao Jun Peng of China from the World Championships. Prannoy was tested towards the end of the 2nd game but he managed to cling on and seal a 21-13, 22-20 win over the Chinese shuttler.

On the other hand, Lakshya put on a comprehensive show against Anthony Ginting, extending his head-to-head record over the Indonesian shuttler to 3-0. Lakshya was solid, as usual, with his defense and smashed with precision to trouble Ginting, who did not look at his best on Wednesday. Lakshya was trailing 5-7 in the opening game but he found another gear to clinch the match 21-16, 21-12.

Earlier on Tuesday, India’s Kidambi Srikanth defeated Ng Ka Long 17-21, 21-14, 21-12 in a three-game marathon to reach the second round. Srikanth will face 7th seed Loh Kean Yew in the second round.



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