All England Open 2021: PV Sindhu, Lakshya Sen into quarters; Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Ashwini Ponnappa lose

All England Open 2021: PV Sindhu, Lakshya Sen into quarters; Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Ashwini Ponnappa lose

Sindhu, the reigning world champion, recorded a dominant 21-8, 21-8 win over Denmark’s Line Christophersen in a totally lop-sided second-round match.

All England Open 2021: PV Sindhu, Lakshya Sen into quarters; Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Ashwini Ponnappa lose

File picture of PV Sindhu. AFP

Birmingham: Lakshya Sen on Thursday grew to become the youngest Indian male shuttler to achieve the All England Championship quarter-finals, the place Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu joined him with a straightforward win on the Tremendous 1000 match.

Sindhu, the reigning world champion, recorded a dominant 21-8, 21-8 win over Denmark’s Line Christophersen in a totally lop-sided second-round match.

Earlier, the 19-year-old Lakshya from Almora, who had claimed 5 titles in 2019, noticed off France’s Thomas Rouxel 21-18, 21-16 to make it to his maiden quarter-finals.

Nonetheless, it was curtains for HS Prannoy and B Sai Praneeth after the duo went down within the males’s singles second spherical on Thursday.

Lakshya, who had claimed the Asian Junior Championships title, the World Junior championships bronze and Youth Olympics Video games silver in 2018, will subsequent face Netherland’s world no 36 Mark Caljouw.

Sindhu will tackle Japan’s third seed Akane Yamaguchi.

Within the males’s singles, Prannoy, a former high 10 participant could not discover his manner throughout world no 1 Kento Momota, the Japanese enjoying his first occasion since a horrific accident that noticed him endure an eye fixed surgical procedure final 12 months.

The Indian misplaced 15-21, 14-21 in a 48-minute match to bow out of the competitors.

Olympic hopeful Praneeth then squandered a first-game benefit, shedding 21-15, 12-21, 12-21 to second seed Viktor Axelsen of Denmark.

Additionally ousted from the match was the blended doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa, who misplaced 19-21, 9-21 to Japanese duo of Yuki Kaneko and Misaki Matsutomo within the opening spherical.

Sindhu got here out will all cylinders blazing, zooming into the interval with an enormous 10-point lead at 11-1 in simply 4 minutes. The Indian then moved to 16-4 and shortly sealed the opening recreation with out a lot effort.

Within the second recreation, Sindhu opened up a 6-4 lead earlier than coming into the break with a seven-point benefit.

The Indian conceded three factors after the interval earlier than reeling off the remaining 10 factors as Line may simply watch on the different finish.

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