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Lakshya Sen Crashes Out Of Hylo Open First Round


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Top Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen suffered a straight-game defeat at the hands of Ng Ka Long Angus of Hong Kong in the men’s singles to make a first-round exit from the Hylo Open badminton tournament Saarbrucken, Germany) on Tuesday. The 21-year-old Sen, a world championships bronze winner and a Commonwealth Games champion, lost 12-21 5-21 in the opening round match that lasted just 27 minutes. It was a poor show by the seventh-seeded Indian as he was outplayed by his opponent. Sen struggled throughout the match.

In the first game, Sen lost the way after 2-2 and Angus left the Indian far behind to easily take a 1-0 lead.

The second game was even worse for Sen as he allowed Angus to take nine straight points at one stage to pocket the match.

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In the mixed doubles, the Indian duo of Ishaan Bhatnagar and Tanisha Crasto lost 13-21 12-21 to the Chinese pair of Feng Yan Zhe and Huang Dong Ping in the first round.

Kidambi Srikanth, Sameer Verma, H S Prannoy, Saina Nehwal, Malvika Bansod, the French Open champion duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty are among the Indians taking part in the Super 300 tournament.

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