Lakshya Sen reached the final of India Open Super 500 badminton tournament in New Delhi on Saturday.World Championships bronze medallist Indian-Sen beat NG Tze Yong 19-21,21-16,21-12 in the men’s singles semifinal.He will meet Loh Yew of Singapore in the summit clash on Sunday.Aakarshi Kashyap went down fighting to second seed Busanan 24-26,9-21 in the women’s singles last four encounter.Men’s doubles pair of Satwik SaiRaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty also advanced to the final.P V Sindhu suffered surprise defeat in her semifinal against 6th seed Katethong.
Aslam Karatsev beat former world no 1 Andy Murray 6-3,6-3 to win Sydney Tennis Classic on Saturday.Meanwhile Novak Djokovic saga continues in Melbourne after he was detained following his visa cancellation.
Virat Kohli steps down as test skipper of India just a day after India lost the test series against South Africa.
Bhavani Devi’s loss in individual sabre event ended India’s campaign at Fencing World Cup in Georgia.
Manchester City beat Chelsea 1-0 in premier league to strengthen their top position on Saturday.
By Shailesh Padhye