LAKSHYA SEN REMAINS the only bright spot for Indian shuttlers' campaign so far at the Japan Open 2023.
After PV Sindhu's first round exit, Indian badminton fans have something to cheer about; with Sen reaching the semi-finals of the men's signles.
Taking on Koki Watanabe, Lakshya won in straight games by 21-15, 21-19.
In men's doubles, Satwiksairaj and Chirag lost to the Lee Yang - Wang Chi Lin in a hard fought 15-21, 25-23, 16-21 match.
India's other major hope, HS Prannoy, also lost out to Viktor Axelsen 21-19, 18-21, 8-21.