The 19-year-old Indian, who claimed 5 titles together with two Tremendous 100 tournaments final 12 months, produced a scientific efficiency to outwit Popov 21-9 21-15 to achieve the second spherical.
He’ll tackle the winner of the match between Denmark’s Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus and Belgium’s Maxime Moreels.
“I moved fairly effectively, that was the important thing. Within the second sport he had a lead however I had made a couple of errors. I used to be capable of lower down on them and discover my rhythm,” Lakshya, who’s presently ranked world no.27, was quoted as saying by Badminton World Federation (BWF).
“I am very comfortable to be enjoying once more after seven months and it felt very regular on the court docket.”
Lakshya seemed in good contact as he moved effectively on the court docket and located his contact from the phrase go.
The Indian jumped to a 11-8 lead on the break within the opening sport and did not enable his opponent to make a comeback, reeling off three factors to maneuver to 14-8.
He then pocketed the remaining seven factors on the trot as Popov might solely watch helplessly.
The second sport was a extra aggressive affair as each the gamers fought tooth and nail, transferring neck-and-neck until 12-12.
After that, Lakshya as soon as once more broke off and moved to 15-12 and 16-14 earlier than closing the match comfortably.
Denmark Open Tremendous 750 occasion is the one occasion taking place this 12 months because the BWF was pressured to cancel a number of tournaments and postpone the Asia leg and the World Tour Last to subsequent 12 months.