Sen, a Commonwealth Video games gold medallist, and seeded third, misplaced 17-21, 24-22, 17-21 towards secondseed Feng
ACE Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen fought onerous earlier than taking place in three video games towards the eventual winner Li Shi Feng of China within the males’s singles semi-finals of the US Open badminton event in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Sen, a Commonwealth Video games gold medallist, and seeded third, misplaced 17-21, 24-22, 17-21 towards secondseed Feng in a gruelling last-four match within the BWF Tremendous 300 occasion final Saturday (15) evening.
It was a detailed combat between world No 7 Feng and Sen, ranked twelfth, within the opening sport till they reached 17 factors earlier than the Chinese language participant surged forward with some aggressive strokeplay.
However the World Championships bronze medallist Sen was in no temper to surrender and not using a combat and bounced again strongly within the second sport.
Each gamers tried to outwit one another with a mixture of intelligent drop photographs and smashes however the battle continued earlier than Sen pocketed two straight factors to attract stage and take the match right into a decider.
That sport, nevertheless, was a carbon copy of the primary as Feng took the early initiative to steer 11-8 on the break.
Sen stored himself within the hunt however his Chinese language opponent pressed the accelerator to pocket the sport and the match.
The Indian had defeated the Chinese language participant 21-18, 22-20 to win the Canada Open, his second BWF Tremendous 500 title final week.