Lakshya Sen, Chirag-Rankireddy exit marks end of India’s Denmark Open campaign

Odense [Denmark]: The men’s singles quarterfinal match at the Jyske Bank Field in Odense, Denmark, on Friday saw India’s Lakshya Sen lose to Japan’s Kodai Naraoka to make an exit from the Denmark Open 2022.
India’s campaign in the BWF Super 750 competitors came to an end after the men’s doubles group of Chirag Shetty and also Satwiksairaj Rankireddy lost their quarterfinal match previously in the day too. Men’s singles competitors HS Prannoy as well as Kidambi Srikanth in addition to women’s songs competitor Saina Nehwal had currently bailed out in the preliminary stages.
Ishaan Bhatnagar and Tanisha Crasto, a combined doubles team, and also Treesa Playful as well as Gayatri Gopichand, a females’s increases team, both lost in the round of 16.
Lakshya Sen, the current Commonwealth Gamings champ and world No. 8 in badminton, began the suit gradually however grabbed his speed halfway via the initial video game to take a 14-13 lead. Naraoka, that was ranked 16 spots below Lakshya, regained energy and won the opening game.
Lakshya Sen, that is proficient at making late returns, was expected to turn things around in the 2nd video game, yet the Japanese shuttler showed to be also strong for him, getting points at routine intervals to maintain a comfy lead to end the match in 46 minutes.
In the men’s increases, the seventh-seeded Indian team of Chirag Shetty and also Satwiksairaj Rankireddy offered it their all but fell to the defending world champs Aaron Chia and also Soh Wooi Yik of Malaysia 21-16, 21-19.
The Indian badminton pair got off to a solid begin and also equaled the Malaysian set in the very early going of the initial video game after getting rid of All England champs Muhammad Fikri and also Bagas Maulana of Indonesia by straight games on Thursday.
Aaron Chia and also Soh Wooi Yik, on the other hand, racked up four straight points after the score had actually tied at 8, carrying the momentum to quickly win the very first video game.
In the 2nd game, the Indian group started strong and rapidly constructed a 13-9 lead, however the Malaysians once more turned the tables with a run of 4 straight indicate link ball game and also at some point take the lead 20-17.
The world champs at some point won the game in 41 mins in spite of Satwik’s brave protection, which was focused largely on the front court and also set you back the Malaysians two match points.

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