Denmark Open: Lakshya Sen through to quarterfinals; HS Prannoy, Kidambi Srikanth exit

World no. 5 Loh Kean Yew took 35 minutes to beat Kidambi Srikanth 21-13, 21-15 in the pre-quarterfinals of the Denmark Open.

FILE PHOTO: Lakshya Sen returns a shot to Chou Tien-Chen during the quarterfinal round in the Indonesia Masters at the Istora Stadium in Jakarta on June 10, 2022. 

FILE PHOTO: Lakshya Sen returns a shot to Chou Tien-Chen during the quarterfinal round in the Indonesia Masters at the Istora Stadium in Jakarta on June 10, 2022.  | Photo Credit: AP

World no. 5 Loh Kean Yew took 35 minutes to beat Kidambi Srikanth 21-13, 21-15 in the pre-quarterfinals of the Denmark Open.

World no. 8 Lakshya Sen registered a 21-9, 21-18 win over compatriot H.S. Prannoy to enter the quarterfinals of the Denmark Open Super 750 here on Thursday.

The match lasted for 39 minutes.

With this win, Lakshya took a 3-2 head-to-head lead over Prannoy, who defeated the former in the BWF World Championships and Indonesia Open.

The Indian shuttler will face Japanese Kodai Naraoka in the quarterfinal on Friday.

Earlier, Kidambi Srikanth made a second-round exit after suffering a straight-game loss to Loh Kean Yew. The match lasted for 35 minutes.

World no. 11 Srikanth led the first game for a few initial points, but Loh bounced back to win the first game 21-13.

In the second game, too, Srikanth looked desolate with the world no. 5 Singaporean earning points from smashes, drops, and drives. Eventually, the 29-year-old Indian conceded the second game 21-15.

With this win, Loh Kean Yew took a 2-1 head-to-head lead over Srikanth and sealed his place in the quarterfinals.

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