Indonesia Open | Lakshya, Srikanth enter second spherical in type

India’s Kidambi Srikanth performs in opposition to China’s Lu Guang Zu throughout their males’s singles spherical of 32 match at Indonesia Open badminton event at Istora stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia on June 14, 2023.
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Commonwealth Video games champion Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen and compatriot Kidambi Srikanth eased into the second spherical of the lads’s singles on the Indonesia Open World Tour Tremendous 1000 occasion with straight-game wins over their respective rivals on June 14.

Whereas Lakshya, a world championship bronze medallist and ranked twentieth on the planet, took simply 32 minutes to quell the problem of world no.11 over Zii Jia Lee of Malaysia 21-17 21-13, Srikanth beat Guang Zu Lu of China 21-13 21-19.

The win helped Srikanth, ranked twenty second, to proceed his dominance over world no.13 Lu, extending his head-to-head document in opposition to the Chinese language to 5-0.

However will probably be curtains for both Lakshya or Srikanth within the subsequent spherical as they are going to tackle one another.

One other Indian Priyanshu Rajawat bought a walkover from Kunlavut Vitidsarn of Thailand to seal his place within the subsequent spherical.

Rajawat, nevertheless, has a tricky second spherical tie as he set to face the winner of the match between Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittnghus of Denmark and second seed native shuttler Anthony Sinisuka Ginting.

The opposite Indian in males’s singles fray is H.S. Prannoy who will tackle Hong Kong’s Angus Ng Ka Lengthy within the second spherical.

Nevertheless, it was curtains for younger Indian feminine shuttler Aakarshi Kashyap as she crashed out within the opening spherical of girls’s singles.

Kashyap was no match for second seed An Se younger of Korea, dropping 10-21 4-21.

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