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Indonesia Open: India's Sen loses to compatriot Prannoy

Indonesia Open: Indias Sen loses to compatriot Prannoy

Jakarta: India's Lakshya Sen has lost to HS Prannoy, also Indian, in the second-round games of the Indonesia Open and bowed out of the tournament on Wednesday, PTI reported.

Prannoy won over Sen in direct sets 10-21 and 9-21 in the men's singles match between them, which lasted less than half an hour. In an excellent form and won his first-ever Super 500 title this year, Sen, however, couldn't dominate over his compatriot.

Prannoy was very aggressive against Sen with great shots. After a low of 6-3, the Prannoy came up and clinched the first set 21-10. Prannoy built a massive early lead of 11-3 in the second game. Though Sen was expected to make a comeback, he fell before Prannoy's excellent cross-court smashes.

Also, this was the first-ever win for Prannoy against Sen after their three head-to-head matches. Sen had reached the All England Open finals as well as part of the Indian team that won the Thomas Cup.

In the doubles, MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila won against the higher-ranked Japanese pair of Kelichiro Matsui and Yoshinori Takeuchi 27-25, 18-25, 21-19. But women's doubles Ashwini Bhat and Shikha Gautam lost to Chinese Zhang Shu Xian and Zheng Yu 9-21, 10-21 in a match that lasted mere 28 minutes.

Another woman doubles, Haritha M Harinarayan and Ashna Noy, also lost straight games defeat against South Korea's Jeong Na Eun and Kim Hye Jeong.

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