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Indian Open 2022: Lakshya Sen Clinches Maiden Super 500 Title, Beats World Champion Loh Kean Yew
In a repeat of last year's Dutch Open final, the Indian ensured that he had the last laugh this time around.
New Delhi: Banking on his incredible form, India’s Lakshya Sen secured his maiden Super 500 title by winning the Yonex-Sunrise India Open with a stunning straight-game victory over reigning world champion Loh Kean Yew of Singapore in the men’s singles final here on Sunday.
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The 20-year-old Sen, who had claimed his maiden world championships medal with a bronze in Spain last month, produced a fine performance to outshine the fifth seeded shuttler 24-22 21-17 in the summit clash that lasted 54 minutes.
In a repeat of last year’s Dutch Open final, the Indian ensured that he had the last laugh this time around.
Going into this match, the two had a 2-2 head-to-head record with Sen losing two of the last three meetings, but the Indian was the better man on show on Sunday as he showed great athleticism, used his attacking shots to good effect and came up with his punched winners from the back at the right moments.
Today has been an incredible day for Indian Badminton as Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty on became the first team from country to win the Yonex-Sunrise India Open after toppling three-time world champions Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan, here. The world number 10 Indian pair, which had won its first Super 500 tournament in Thailand in 2019, upset the top seeded Indonesian pair 21-16 26-24 in 43 minutes to make a rampaging start to the new season.
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