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German Open: Lakshya Sen Crashes Out In First Spherical | Badminton Information

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Commonwealth Video games gold medalist Lakshya Sen crashed out within the first spherical of males’s singles competitors on the ongoing German Open being held in Mulheim on Wednesday. He registered a loss to France’s Christo Popov in two straight video games, as per Popov, world quantity 41, pulled off an upset by downing Lakshya, a world quantity 12 shuttler, by 21-19, 21-16 of their spherical of 32 match. That is the second time Lakshya has misplaced to Popov of their seven conferences. That is Lakshya’s second first-round loss this 12 months in his fourth BWF World Tour occasion. His finest got here throughout the Indonesia Masters, wherein he reached the quarter-finals.

Lakshya, the sixth-seed, was sluggish and conceded an early lead throughout the first recreation. He turned the tables fast, reaching to 19-17 lead from trailing by 4-7. However the World Championships bronze medalist gave away 4 factors on the trot to lose the opening recreation.

Popov raced to a 5-0 lead within the second recreation however Lakshya managed to cut back the hole to only three factors until the break. However he may by no means keep the momentum and misplaced the match inside 46 minutes.

Earlier, the previous junior world #1 Tasnim Mir misplaced to world No. 11 Pornpawee Chochuwong by 21-8, 21-10 inside 25 minutes within the first spherical of ladies’s singles competitors.

Malvika Bansod and males’s singles participant Mithun Manjunath might be in motion later tonight.

The German Open began on March 7 and can conclude on March 12.

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