**** PV Sindhu's Exit Puts Pressure on Lee Zii Jia at All England Badminton

Trang Napie

Sat Mar 16 2024

All England Open
PV Sindhu
Lee Zii Jia
Lakshya Sen
Anthony Ginting
Viktor Axelsen

**** The round of 16 in the women's singles category of the All England Open 2024 saw some unexpected outcomes, with PV Sindhu of India facing a defeat at the hands of the world number 1 An Se Young of South Korea. This defeat not only impacted Sindhu but also added pressure on the Malaysian player, Lee Zii Jia.

**** The defeat of PV Sindhu against An Se Young signified the end of any fellow countrymen to practice with for Lee Zii Jia, as all Malaysian players were eliminated in the men's singles event. However, despite this, Lee Zii Jia remains in higher spirits than Sindhu as he secured a victory over former world champion Loh Kean Yew of Singapore in a dominant fashion.

Having advanced to the quarterfinals, Lee Zii Jia will now face Lakshya Sen from India, who impressively fought back to defeat the third-ranked Anders Antonsen of Denmark. Sen showcased resilience and tactical gameplay to secure his spot in the next round, setting up an intriguing clash against the Malaysian star.

On the other side, Indonesian seed number 5, Anthony Ginting, overcame a slow start to defeat Nishimoto Kenta of Japan and set up a challenging encounter with the world number 1 Viktor Axelsen of Denmark, who defeated Weng Hongyang of China to progress.

**** As the All England Badminton tournament progresses, the unexpected results and competitive matchups in the men's singles event have heightened the excitement for the upcoming matches. With Lee Zii Jia, Lakshya Sen, Anthony Ginting, and Viktor Axelsen set to battle it out in the quarterfinals, badminton fans can expect thrilling encounters and intense competition.