Lakshya Sen Beats Compatriot Rahul Bharadwaj to Enter Dutch Open Semi-finals

first_img badmintonDutch OpenLakshya Sen First Published: October 12, 2019, 12:09 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Almere: Rising Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen sailed into the men’s singles semi-finals with a straight-game win over compatriot BM Rahul Bharadwaj at the Dutch Open Super 100 tournament here.The 18-year-old from Almora, who had clinched the Belgian Open last month, beat Bharadwaj 21-9, 21-16 in just 37 minutes on Friday night. Lakshya, who had won the Asian Junior champion, a silver at Youth Olympic Games and a bronze medal at World Junior Championships last year, will now take on Felix Burestedt of Sweden.Lakshya dished out a dominating game, moving to a 6-0 lead early on and then jumped to 11-3 at the interval.He continued his march ahead, reeling off six straight points at 13-8 to move to 18-8 and soon pocketed the game comfortably.In the second game, Bharadwaj opened up a 4-2 lead for a brief period but Lakshya came back to turn the tables and surged to 11-6 at the break.Bharadwaj tried to make a comeback but Lakshya kept his nose ahead to eventually shut the door on his opponent. last_img

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