Defending champion Lakshya Sen and former champion Saina Nehwal suffered losses within the second spherical of the Yonex-Dawn India Open 2023 on the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi on Thursday. Sen received the opening sport of the boys’s singles contest however Denmark’s Rasmus Gemke fought again by participating the Indian in lengthy rallies to win 16-21, 21-15, 21-18 within the HSBC-BWF World Tour Tremendous 750 occasion, organised by the Badminton Affiliation of India. Later, Saina misplaced to Olympic champion Chen Yu Fei of China 21-9, 21-12 within the ladies’s singles second spherical conflict.
Within the quarter-finals, Gemke will now face high seed and compatriot Viktor Axelsen, who received the higher of China’s Shi Yu Qi 21-16, 16-21, 21-9 earlier within the day.
Additionally advancing to the following spherical had been fourth seed Jonatan Christie of Indonesia, third seed Loh Kean Yew of Singapore and fifth seed Chou Tien Chen of Chinese language Taipei in males’s singles and high seed Akane Yamaguchi of Japan, Spaniard Carolina Marin and He Bingjiao of China in ladies’s singles.
The second spherical conflict between Sen and Gemke saved the spectators glued to their seats within the decider as Sen fought again from 8-14 deficit to make it 13-14. The 2 gamers then engaged in power sapping rallies, one even extending to 69 photographs.
It, nevertheless, led to a coronary heart break for the Indian as he hit a web faucet lengthy at hand victory to Gemke after an hour and 21 minutes battle.
Within the ladies’s singles match, Saina was no match for the Chinese language third seed, who will now face Thailand’s Supanida Katethong.
In the meantime, Indian problem in doubles occasions got here to an finish with defending champions Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty giving a walkover of their second spherical match attributable to an damage to the previous whereas the boys’s doubles mixture of Vishnuvardhan Goud and Krishna Prasad and ladies’s doubles pairing of Tressa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand happening towards their increased ranked opponents.
Treesa and Gayatri saved 4 match factors however couldn’t keep away from a 21-9, 21-16 loss towards sixth seeds Zhang Shu Xian and Zheng Yu of China whereas Krishna and Vishuvardhan misplaced to China’s Liang Wei Keng and Wang Chang 14-21, 10-21.
Males’s singles: 4-Jonatan Christie (Ina) bt Zhao Jun Peng (Chn) 21-19, 15-21, 21-12; 5-Chou Tien Chen (Tpe) bt Wang Tzu Wei (Tpe) 18-21, 21-17, 21-10; 1-Viktor Axelsen (Den) bt Shi Yu Qi (Chn) 21-16, 16-21, 21-9; 3-Loh Kean Yew (Sin) bt Hans-Kristian Vittinghus (Den) 21-18, 21-17
Girls’s singles: 1-Akane Yamaguchi (Jpn) bt Yue Han (Chn) 21-14, 21-17; 4-He Bingjiao (Chn) bt Kim Ga Eun (Kor) 21-18, 21-15; Beiwen Zhang (USA) bt 7-Wang Zhi Yi (Chn) 21-17, 11-3 retd.
Girls’s doubles: 6-Zhang Shu Xian/Zheng Yu (Chn) bt Treesa Jolly/Gayatri Gopichand (Ind) 21-9, 21-16