Badminton News-Lakshya, Ashwini-Sikki lose in All England quarterfinals

Lakshya Sen and ladies’ copies group of Ashwini Ponnappa and Sikki Reddy left the All England Championships, losing their quarterfinal matches in Birmingham on Friday.

Nineteen-year-old Lakshya went down battling against Mark Caljouw of The Netherlands 17-21, 21-16, 17-21 in the last eight phases. The Indian youth gave a decent record of himself in the way he retaliated subsequent to losing the principal game.

In the decider as well, Lakshya played very well, however the enormous lead he surrendered in the early piece of the game influenced his odds. Following 11-16, Lakshya concocted a five-direct burst toward find Mark. Yet, from 18-17, Mark scored three straight focuses to secure the decider.

In the mean time, All England saw the greatest annoyed as world No.1 Kento Momota endured a shocking loss against Lee Zii Jia of Malaysia 16-21, 19-21. Lee will confront Mark in the elimination rounds.

Prior, Ashwini and Sikki wasted five game focuses and lost to Selena Piek and Cheryl Seinen of The Netherlands 22-24, 12-21.

The Indian young ladies were inside striking distance when they were driving at 20-17 in the principal game. The Dutch young ladies, nonetheless, were in no state of mind to yield and saved three game focuses. At 20-20, the Indians scored two additional focuses before their rivals dominated the primary match with three straight focuses from 21-22.

Baffled in the wake of losing the principal game from a particularly prevailing position the Indians lost musicality in the second. They yielded a 0-4 lead and followed their rivals by 4-11 and lost the game at 12-21.

Ashwini Ponnappa said that they battled to control the bus because of sideways float.

“We battled to control the bus. There was a sideways float and we were thinking that its difficult to keep it in. We went excessively hard; perhaps we should’ve been significantly more persistent. Yet, there are positives to take from this competition, especially our success yesterday ridiculous where we committed not many errors. That is the path going ahead,” Ashwini disclosed to BWF site.

Title holder PV Sindhu will confront Akane Yamaguchi in the quarterfinals late on Friday.

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