Promising Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen fought valiantly before crashing out of the China Masters after suffering a three-game defeat in the men’s singles semifinals on Saturday. Also Read - Defending Champion Lakshya Sen Withdraws From SaarLorlux Open After Father Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Lakshya, looked upon as the next big thing in Indian men’s badminton, fought tooth and nail for one hour and two minutes before losing 9-21 21-12 17-21 against China’s Weng Hongyang. Also Read - Denmark Open Badminton 2020: India's Kidambi Srikanth Storms Into Quarterfinals

Hongyang will play compatriot Liu Haichao in the final on Sunday. Also Read - I am in a Better Shape Than Last Year, Ready to Give my Best: Lakshya Sen

Haichao got the better of Malaysia’s Iskandar Zulkarnain 21-9 20-22 21-16 in another engrossing semifinal contest.