Lakshya Sen withdraws from the All England Open

BIRMINGHAM: The Growing Indian Shutter Lakshya Sen was knocked out of the England Championship after losing in consecutive games for Victor Axelsen Thursday.

Lakshay dropped to world number seven Dane 17-21 18-21 in a very tough second round battle that lasted 45 minutes.

The 18-year-old Indian, who won five titles last season, defeated Hong Kong's Cheuk Yiu Lee 17-21 21-8 21-17 in the first round.

Wednesday night, Indian shutter star Saina Nehwal Her chances of qualifying for the Olympics were affected after she came out of the first round, following a loss to the Japanese enemy. Akane Yamaguchi .

Facing world number three Yamaguchi, it was a difficult opening round for Saina, who lost 11-21 8-21 in just 28 minutes.

Saina is ranked 20th in the BWF standings with 46267 points and the bronze medalist for the London 2012 Olympics must enter the top 16 group by April 28 to reach the Tokyo 2020 Games.

Now he needs strong performances to accumulate crucial ranking points, but considering that various sporting events are being canceled in view of the deadly novel coronavirus sprout, it remains to be seen how many she can actually play.

The 29-year-old is slated to compete in the Swiss Open (March 17-22), the Indian Open (March 24-29) and the Malaysian Open (March 31-April 5) in the coming years. weeks.

It was Saina's ninth loss in 11 games against the formidable Japanese and her third first-round outing this season.

In men's singles, Parupalli Kashyap withdrawn from his first round contest against Shesar Hiren Rhustavito while B Sai Praneeth lost his match on Wednesday.

Kashyap's match lasted only a minute. He was behind 0-3 when he decided to quit.

Pranaav's mixed doubles pair Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy advanced to the second round when the Chinese pair of Si Wei Zheng and Ya Qiong Huang retired while staying 4-5.