Indonesia Maters: Lakshya Sen failed to take Chou Tien’s revenge on Thomas Cup, out of the tournament

Lakshya Sen ruled out of Indonesia Masters

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World Championships bronze medalist Lakshya Sen on Thursday made it to the quarterfinals with a straight-game win against Rasmus Gemke of Denmark.

India’s budding badminton player Lakshya Sen on Friday in Indonesia Masters Super 500 tournament (Indonesia Masters) He was eliminated in the quarter-finals after losing to Chou Tien Chen of Chinese Taipei. World Championships bronze medalist Sen (Lakshya Sen) Chou made a good comeback in the second game, but third seed Chou of Chinese Taipei played better in the decider to register a 21-16, 12-21, 21-14 win in a match that lasted more than an hour. After Sen, PV Sindhu will also play her quarter-final match on Friday.

Sen’s second defeat to Chou in less than a month

This is Sen’s second consecutive defeat at the hands of Chou in less than a month. Sen lost to him 19-21, 21-13, 17-21 during the group stage of the Thomas Cup. World number four Chou scored three consecutive points in the deciding game to take a six-point lead till the break and then kept it up. Sen saved two match points, but that didn’t deter 32-year-old Chou, the 20-year-old Indian, from registering a win.

Lakshya defeated Gemke to make it to the quarterfinals

World Championships bronze medalist Lakshya Sen advanced to the men’s singles quarter-finals of the Indonesia Masters Super 500 badminton tournament with a straight-game win over Denmark’s Rasmus Gemke on Thursday. The 20-year-old Lakshya defeated world number 13 Gemke 21-18 21-15 in 54 minutes. Playing against Gemke for the first time in his international career, world No. 9 Lakshya showed more patience and curbed his mistakes and registered a win. In the second game, the match between the two players was more close. Most of the time, sometimes the goal was to make the game’s lead.

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