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 - Olympic Medal Prospect Lakshya Sen To Train With World No. 1 Victor Axelson

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 - PM Modi Heaps Praise On Thomas Cup Truimph By Indian Badminton Team, Says Not A Small Feat

Hongyang will play compatriot Liu Haichao in the final on Sunday. Also Read - Thomas Cup Final 2022 Highlights: India Clinch Their First-Ever Thomas Cup, Win 3-0 Against Indonesia

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