All England Open 2021: Mark Caljouw beats Lakshya Sen in quarter-finals; Ashwini Ponnappa-N Sikki Reddy bow out

All England Open 2021: Mark Caljouw beats Lakshya Sen in quarter-finals; Ashwini Ponnappa-N Sikki Reddy bow out

Sen’s defeat to Caljouw, with the match lasting a complete of 55 minutes, noticed the top of Indian problem in males’s singles.

All England Open 2021: Mark Caljouw beats Lakshya Sen in quarter-finals; Ashwini Ponnappa-N Sikki Reddy bow out

File photograph Lakshya Sen. Picture: Twitter @BAI_Media

Birmingham: Indian ace Lakshya Sen crashed out of the All England Open Championships quarter-finals after shedding to Mark Caljouw of the Netherlands 17-21 21-16 17-21 in Birmingham on Friday.

The match, which lasted 55 minutes, noticed the top of Indian problem in males’s singles.

The ladies’s doubles pairing of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy additionally bowed out of the match following their defeat in straight video games to Netherlands’ Selena Piek and Cheryl Seinen within the quarter-finals.

The world quantity 30 Indian pairing went down 22-24 12-21 to Twenty fourth-ranked duo of Selena and Cheryl in 39 minutes.

Ashwini and Sikki had defeated thirteenth ranked duo of Bulgarian sisters Gabriela Stoeva and Stefani Stoeva 21-17 21-10 in simply 33 minutes within the second-round match on Thursday evening.

World quantity 10 males’s doubles pairing of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, seeded sixth, had crashed out of the occasion after shedding 16-21 21-11 17-21 to Denmark’s Kim Astrup and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen within the second spherical.

It was their second consecutive defeat in opposition to the world quantity 13 mix, having misplaced to them at Swiss Open earlier this month.

Within the males’s singles, Sameer Verma too suffered a second successive loss to 3rd seed Anders Antonsen of Denmark, happening 22-20 21-10 within the second spherical.

The blended pairing of Dhruv Kapila and Meghana Jakkampudi additionally bowed out after shedding 19-21 8-21 to Niclas Nohr and Amalie Magelund of Denmark.

Caljouw, who had defeated Sen as soon as earlier than, claimed the primary set 21-17 in 17 minutes. Sen, 19, bounced again within the second recreation, opening up a lead of 11-6 and later sealing it 21-16 to remain alive within the contest.

The world No 36 Caljouw, nevertheless, received the final recreation 21-17 to clinch the match.

Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu will play her quarter-final match in opposition to Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi in a while Friday.

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