India's star shuttler Lakshya Sen has entered the pre-quarterfinals of the World Badminton Championship. He easily defeated Luis Enrique Pereira of Spain 21-10, 21-17 in the second round match of the championship.
New Delhi: India’s star shuttler Lakshya Sen has entered the pre-quarterfinals of the World Badminton Championship. He easily defeated Luis Enrique Pereira of Spain 21-10, 21-17 in the second round match of the championship. The interesting thing in the victory of Lakshya Sen is that now he can face HS Prannoy of India in the next match. The BWF World Championships is being played in Japan.
Lakshya Sen has won the gold medal in the Commonwealth Games this month. For this reason, he is also being considered as a contender for the title in the World Badminton Championship. In the second round of the World Championship, Lakshya faced world number 74 Luis Enrique Pereira. Perera could not last long in front of a better ranked player. Lakshya Sen defeated them in just 36 minutes. Lakshya’s current ranking is 10.
Ninth seed Lakshya Sen may face India’s HS Prannoy in the pre-quarterfinals. However, for this, HS Prannoy will have to win his match, which is not looking easy. In the second round, HS Prannoy faces the challenge of world number two Kento Momota of Japan. Only the winner of the match between HS Prannoy and Kento Momota will clash with Lakshya.
Meanwhile, Srikanth had a disappointing start to the match, losing 9-21 in the second game due to lack of struggle in the first game. However, it was not enough for the Indian shuttler as she conceded a 17-21 loss to be out of the championship. Earlier, the Indian men’s doubles pair of MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila had reached the pre-quarterfinals but Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy crashed out of the prestigious tournament in the second round.