Lakshya Sen's outstanding performance in the Indonesia Masters Super 500 badminton competition came to an end on Friday in Jakarta.
Jakarta: Lakshya Sen’s outstanding performance in the Indonesia Masters Super 500 badminton competition came to an end on Friday in Jakarta when he was defeated by Asian Games winner Jonatan Christie in the quarterfinals.
Sen, who is ranked 12th in the world, blew a first-game lead and lost to home favourite Christie, 21-15, 10-21, 13-21, who is ranked 3rd. The match lasted 62 minutes.
Sen, the Commonwealth Games winner, entered the game with a perfect head-to-head record of 1-0. Sen showed his prowess as he opened up an 8-5 lead and maintained it at the break.
After the restart, Christie erased the three-point deficit and tied the score at 15 before the Indians scored six points in a row to win the first game.
In the second game, Sen lost his concentration on the match as Christie emerged full of energy, went ahead 11-2, and clinched the second game. In the decider, Christie played some remarkable shots and took a 5-1 lead. Sen was not behind and looking to take away the match. Consistency was missing in Sen’s game.
The Indonesian did so without showing any hiccup as he marched to an 11-6 lead, and gradually he stretched his lead further and eventually sealed the contest with a four-point burst.