Indonesia Masters LIVE: PV Sindhu begins campaign with easy win, Lakshya Sen beats Kanta Tsuneyama – Follow Live Updates

Indonesia Masters LIVE: All Eyes on PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth, Sen faces top seed Momota in pre-quarters- Follow LIVE Updates
Indonesia Masters LIVE: All Eyes on PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth, Sen faces top seed Momota in pre-quarters- Follow LIVE Updates

Indonesia Masters LIVE:  Two-time Olympic medallist PV Sindhu and in-form shuttler Lakshya Sen made impressive starts at the Indonesia Masters Super 750 badminton tournament on Tuesday. Sen showcased his supreme skills to down World No.10 Kanta Tsuneyama in a huge upset in the first round with a three-set win. As for PV Sindhu, the two-time Olympic medallist sealed a rather convincing win on her return to the court.  Follow live updates on InsideSport.in

Indonesia Masters LIVE: Lakshya Sen beats Kanta Tsuneyama, PV Sindhu begins campaign with a win- Follow Live Updates

Lakshya Sen sealed a stunning win over world no 10 Japan’s Kanta Tsuneyama in the men’s singles. The 20-year-old from Almora, who had reached the semifinals at Hylo Open Super 500 and final of Dutch Open, displayed tremendous grit on way to a shocking 21-17, 18-21, 21-17 win over Kanta in an hour and 8 minutes. In the decider, Lakshya showed great mental fortitude as he fought back from 3-6 to jump to 13-8 with a six-point burst. Kanta made it 16-16 but Lakshya ensured he had the last laugh as he won five of the next six points to enter the second round. Lakshya will now face top seed and two-time world champion Kento Momota of Japan in the next round.

Indonesia Masters LIVE: Lakshya Sen beats Kanta Tsuneyama, PV Sindhu begins campaign against Katethong, Srikanth in action on Day 1- Follow Live Updates
Indonesia Masters LIVE: Lakshya Sen beats Kanta Tsuneyama, PV Sindhu begins campaign against Katethong, Srikanth in action on Day 1- Follow Live Updates

Indonesia Masters LIVE: Lakshya Sen beats Kanta Tsuneyama, PV Sindhu begins campaign with a win- Follow Live Updates

Reigning world champion Sindhu, seeded third, recorded a 21-15, 21-19 win over Thailand’s Supanida Katethong in a 43-minute women’s singles match to set up a second-round clash with Spain’s Clara Azurmendi.Sindhu didn’t have much trouble in outwitting Supanida in the opening game as she ran up a lead of 11-5 and kept her opponent at a distance even after the break.

Supanida was more competitive in the second game as she kept snapping at Sindhu’s heels. The Indian opened up an 11-8 lead at the break but the Thai player kept lurking around. At 19-18, Sindhu grabbed two match points. Supanida saved one before Sindhu sealed the affair.

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Indonesia Masters LIVE: PV Sindhu vs Supaida Katethong

  • PV Sindhu had impressed in the French Open before bowing out of the semifinals
  • She will play her Thai competitor for the first time in her badminton career
  • Sindhu has won 3 out of her last 5 matches while Katethong has bagged 2 victories in the last 5 games
  • Her Indonesia Masters best is making it to the quarterfinals of Indonesia Masters in 2015, 2018, and 2019.
  • Her 2021 is best is entering the finals of Swiss Open, Semifinals of All England Open, French Open

Kick-off @ 8.30 AM IST on 17 November (All matches)

Indonesia Masters LIVE: Lakshya Sen vs Kanta Tsuneyam

  • 19th ranked Lakshya Sen has received a tough draw against 10th ranked Kanta Tsuneyama from Japan.
  • Lakshya Sen has won 3 out of his last 5 matches.
  • His rival has won all his last 5 matches to clinch the French Open title.
  • The two players are yet to face off in their careers.

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Indonesia Masters LIVE: Kidambi Srikanth vs Christo Popov

  • Kidambi Srikanth will play against lower-ranked Christo Popov of France.
  • This will be the first meeting between the two shuttles.
  • Popov is ranked 71st in the world, while Srikanth is as high as 15th.
  • Srikanth has been in fine form, having made the semi-final of the Hylo Open.

Indonesia Masters LIVE: HS Prannoy vs Daren Liew

  • HS Prannoy will play against lower-ranked Daren Liew of Malaysia.
  • The duo will lock horns for the sixth time with Prannoy trailing Liew 2-3. However, he had last beaten Malaysian in the All England Open earlier this year.
  • The two players are in drastic form with HS Prannoy winless in the last 5 matches, Liew has won lone match in his last 5 battles.

Indonesia Masters LIVE: Sai Praneeth vs Shear Hiren Rhustavito

  • Sai Praneeth will face off lower-ranked Indonesian Rhustavito
  • The two players have locked horns only once with Praneeth emerging victorious in Syed Modi International Championships 2018.
  • Praneeth had last impressed in Thomas Cup and will look to emulate his performance in Indonesia Masters. His rival recently lost to India’s Saurabh Verma.

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