India’s highest level badminton players Lakshya Sen and Kidambi Srikanth crashed out in the main round of the men’s singles occasion at the Indonesia Open 2022 in Jakarta on Wednesday.
Big showdowns silver medallist Kidambi Srikanth, eleventh in the badminton rankings, lost to 41st-positioned Brice Leverdez of France 23-21, 21-10 out of 42 minutes at the Istora Stadium.
Kidambi Srikanth barely drove Brice Leverdez 11-10 at the primary break. Notwithstanding, Brice Leverdez chipped away focuses routinely and hopefully managed with a nearby success.
Brice Leverdez took the previous world No. 1 Kidambi Srikanth by a total shock in the subsequent game and fixed his first win against Kidambi Srikanth in quite a while.
India’s highest level men’s badminton player Lakshya Sen, in the mean time, lost to his senior comrade HS Prannoy in the principal round.
HS Prannoy, the world No. 23, required only 34 minutes to defeat world No. 9 Lakshya Sen 21-10, 21-9 without precedent for three gatherings.
Lakshya Sen took a mid 8-6 lead in the principal game. In any case, HS Prannoy amped up his speed to take 15 of the following 17 places.
The subsequent game was totally overwhelmed by HS Prannoy from the primary point as Lakshya Sen couldn’t match the power of his senior rival and serious a progression of natural blunders.
Recently, Lakshya Sen had crushed HS Prannoy at the India Open quarter-finals in three games prior to beating him again at the German Open convincingly.
HS Prannoy will confront world No. 12 NG Ka Long Angus of Hong Kong in the second round of the BWF Super 1000 competition.
Prior in the day, India’s men’s duplicates sets of MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila crushed the world No. 30 sets of Keiichiro Matsui and Yoshinori Takeuchi of Japan 27-25, 18-21, 21-19 to book a conflict against Tokyo 2020 silver medallists Liu Yu Chen and Ou Xuan Yi of China.
Both the Indian ladies’ matches contending on the day were taken out.
Haritha Manazhiyil Harinarayan-Ashna Roy lost to Jeong Na Eun-Kim Hye Jeong 21-9, 21-8 while Ashwini Bhat and Shikha Gautam lost to China’s Zhang Shuxian and Zheng Yu 21-9, 21-10.
PV Sindhu, the main Indian ladies’ singles player at the occasion, lost to world No. 9 He Bing Jiao of China in the initial round on Tuesday.