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Lakshya Sen makes a winning start on his return to action after 7 months

BWF tournaments resumed on Tuesday with the start of $750,000 Denmark Open. In the opening encounter of the tournament,  India’s young sensation Lakshya Sen took on France’s Christo Popov. The World No.27 from India won in straight sets 21-9, 21-15 after just 36 minutes.

This is Lakshya’s third victory over Popov in their fourth meeting. The Indian shuttler will next face the winner of the match between Maxime Moreels of Belgium and Hans-Kristian Vittinghus of Denmark.

Three other Indian including 2017 Denmark Open champion Kidambi Srikanth will start their campaign tomorrow. The former World No.1 will take on World no. 52 Toby Penty of England. Ajay Jayaram will be up against World no. 3 Anders Antonsen of Denmark while Subhankar Dey will face World No.49 Jason Ho-shue of Canada.

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