India’s Lakhay Sen Qualified for men’s singles quarter-finals of the All England Badminton Championships after defeating world number 3 Anders Antonsen on 17 March 2022 on Thursday.
The 20-year-old Sen of Almora, who brought home the India Open championship in January this year and last week’s German Open next in line, enrolled a 21-16, 21-18 triumph over third seed Antonsen. Antonsen is a double cross medalist at the World Championships.
Lakshay Defeated Antonsen Once Again
Lakshay Sen and Antonsen were confronting each other interestingly at the global level. In the quarter-finals, Sen will confront eighth seed Ng Ka Long Angus of Hong Kong or Lu Guang Ju of China. Prior, India’s Saina Nehwal lost to second seed Japanese Akane Yamaguchi in a three-game spine chiller in the second round of ladies’ singles.
In the subsequent game, Sen took a 9-5 lead and kept a noteworthy lead till the break. Antonsen scored six back to back focuses to make the score 14-14, after which it became 16-16.
Sen before long made two focuses to lead 18-16 and got three match focuses from a cross court crush. Antonsen saved a match point after a long convention however after that the Indian didn’t allow him an opportunity and got his position in the last eight.
Previous world number one Saina Nehwal lost 14-21 21-17 17-21 to Yamaguchi in a match that endured 50 minutes. Saina lost in straight games to Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand at the German Open a week ago. Sen introduced a superb illustration of his specialized ability and got Antonsen far from the net. They started to lead the pack 11-9 in the principal game till the break. Indeed, even after this, he kept up with his lead and dominated the primary match without any problem.