PV Sindhu beat Line Christophersen in consecutive games on Thursday.© Twitter
On Thursday, the Indian men’s doubles pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy withdrew from the ongoing All England Open. Danes Kim Astrup and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen beat the Indian duo 21-16, 11-21, 21-17 in the second round of the All England Open. The Danish duo dismissed the Indian pair’s challenge in 63 minutes. Earlier on Thursday, Indian shuttle ace PV Sindhu advanced to the quarter-finals of the All England Open after registering a complete victory in consecutive games against Denmark’s Line Christophersen.
Sindhu, the reigning world champion, dominated the game and advanced easily to the next round, beating Christophersen 21-8, 21-8 in just 25 minutes.
Meanwhile, India was disappointed in the men’s singles as Sai Praneeth lost to Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen after winning the opener.
World number two Axelsen pulled out all the stops in the second and third game to win the game 15-21, 21-12, 21-12 in 52 minutes.
Earlier today, Lakshya Sen had qualified for the last eight as HS Prannoy crashed out of the competition. Sen beat Frenchman Thomas Rouxel 21-18, 21-17 in his second round match while world number one Kento Momota beat Prannoy 21-15, 21-14 in their clash.
While Lakshya’s match ended in 53 minutes, Momota did a light job of Prannoy and he beat the Indian in just 48 minutes.
Saina Nehwal also made an exit from the tournament on Thursday after retiring injured in the second game of her first-round match (21-8, 10-4) against Danish badminton player Mia Blichfeldt.
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