India’s second-highest-ranked men’s singles shuttler Lakshya Sen continued his progress at the BWF World Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark on Tuesday as he defeated Korea’s Jeon Hyeok Jin in the round of 32 game to advance into the pre-quarterfinal round.
The Almora-born Indian shuttler needed just 36 minutes as he defeated his Korean counterpart in straight sets 21-11, 21-12.
Sen, the 11th ranked BWF men’s singles player took five consecutive points and won a total of 32 rallies.
The 22-year-old claimed 42 points in his latest win as he outlasted his opponent without must resistance. Sen was the third Indian to take to the court on Tuesday as fellow mixed doubles pair Venkat Gaurav, Juhi Dewangan, as well as women’s doubles duo Ashwini Bhat and Shikha Gautam were both ousted in the round of 64.
Venkat, Juhi lost to Germany’s Lones Jansen and Linda Elfer 21-12, 21-11, whereas Ashwini and Shikha dropped the first game, made a comeback but were ousted by the French duo of Debora Jille, Cheryl Seinen 21-14, 11-21, 21-14.
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