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Loh Kean Yew loses in India Open final; Singapore duo wins mixed doubles crown

SINGAPORE — World champion Loh Kean Yew lost to India’s Lakshya Sen in the men's singles final at the India Open on Sunday (Jan 16).

Loh Kean Yew loses in India Open final; Singapore duo wins mixed doubles crown
Singapore's Loh Kean Yew lost 22-24, 17-21 to India's Lakshya Sen.

SINGAPORE — World champion Loh Kean Yew lost to India’s Lakshya Sen in the men's singles final at the India Open on Sunday (Jan 16).

Singapore's Loh, the tournament's fifth seed, fell in straight sets to the third-seeded Sen at the K D Jadhav Indoor Hall in New Delhi. 

Loh and Sen played out a tightly contested first set, with the latter winning 24-22. Sen then took the second set 21-17, wrapping up the match in 54 minutes.

MIXED DOUBLES

In the mixed doubles final earlier on Sunday, Singapore pair Terry Hee Yong Kai and Tan Wei Han defeated Malaysia's Chen Tang Jie and Peck Yen Wei 21-15, 21-18.

Missing a number of star names, the India Open was hit by Covid-19, with several players withdrawing in recent days after testing positive.

Loh had advanced to the men's singles final after his opponent, Canada’s Brian Yang, withdrew from their semi-final match on Saturday after reportedly falling ill.

Hee and Tan had also advanced to the final after their opponents — Russians Rodion Alimov and Alina Davletova — withdrew from their semi-final match, with one of them testing positive for Covid-19. CNA

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