Denmark Open: Sen advances to quarterfinals by defeating Prannoy; Srikanth crashes out in pre-quarterfinals

Image Source : AP Lakshya Sen


  • Srikanth won the title back in the year 2017
  • Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty advanced to the quarterfinals
  • Earlier, Star shuttlers Lakshya Sen and H S Prannoy advanced to the pre-quarterfinals

Lakshya Sen defeated his compatriot HS Prannoy and advanced to quarterfinals of the Denmark Open Super 750 on Thursday. Sen registered a 21-9, 21-18 win in the game that lasted 39 minutes.

Earlier, Star shuttlers Sen and Prannoy advanced to the pre-quarterfinals after straight-game wins in men’s singles.

Kidambi Srikanth in Pre-quarterfinals

Former champion Kidambi Srikanth suffered a straight-game loss to crash out of the tournament. Singapore’s Loh Kean Yew defeated him in the pre-quarterfinals.

In the match that lasted for 35 minutes, Srikanth lost to the seventh-seeded opponent 13-21 15-21.

Srikanth, the 2021 World Championships silver medallist, won the title back in the year 2017. He had a head-to-head record of 1-1 against Yew before Thursday’s match.

India Tv - Kidambi Srikanth

Image Source : APKidambi Srikanth

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Men’s doubles category

In men’s doubles, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty advanced to the quarterfinals after winning the round of 16 match.

The seventh-seeded duo in the tournament registered a victory over Indonesia’s Muhammad Shohibul Fikri and Maulana Bagas 21-14 21-16. Their match lasted for 36 minutes.

In their previous match, the Indian duo beat the Korean duo of Kang Min Hyuk and Seo Seung Jae 21-15 21-19 in a 44-minute first-round match.

Women’s doubles category:

The women’s doubles duo of Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand bowed out of the Denmark Open in the pre-quarterfinals. The Indian pair lost to the sixth-seeded Thai pair of Jongkolphan Kititharakul 21-23 13-21.

Mixed doubles category:

The mixed doubles duo of Ishaan Bhatnagar and Tanisha Crasto also crashed out of the tournament in the pre-quarterfinals. They suffered a 16-21 10-21 defeat against second seeded Japanese duo of Yuta Watanabe and Arisa Higashino.

Earlier, Veteran Saina Nehwal crashed out in the first round of women’s singles on Wednesday.

(Inputs from PTI)

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