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Indonesia Masters: Lakshya Sen, Priyanshu Rajawat bow out of men’s singles competition

India’s Lakshya Sen and Priyanshu Rajawat suffered straight-game defeats in their respective pre-quarterfinal matches to crash out of the men’s singles competition of the Indonesia Masters, a BWF World Tour Super 500 tournament, here on January 25.

Taking on eighth-seed Anders Antonsen of Denmark, Sen came up with a strong fight but went down 19-21 18-21. He had beaten Weng Hongyang of China in the opening round 24-22 21-15.

Rajawat was up against Brian Yang of Canada after his conquest over Rasmus Gemke of Denmark in the first round 21-18 21-19.

Although Rajawat produced a great show in the opening game against the Canadian, it wasn’t enough as he lost 18-21 14-21 to bow out of the competition.

Kiran George now remains the lone Indian in the tournament as he takes on Lu Guangzu of China later in the day in the men’s singles event.

He is coming off a win over Toma Junior Popov of France in the opening round 18-21 21-16 21-19.

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