Lakshya Sen, the winner of the Commonwealth Games, outsmarted Chinese rival Li Shi Feng in the Canada Open final to win his second BWF Super 500 title. Sen, a 21-year-old shuttler from Almora, demonstrated exceptional speed and power to defeat Feng, the current All-England champion. Sen’s victory will give him much-needed confidence after a slump in performance earlier in the season, which saw him drop to the 19th in the world rankings. Sen, a bronze medalist at the 2021 World Championships and former No. 6 in the world regained his form after surgery on his nose for a septum deviation in August of the previous year.
In Canada Open Finals, Lakshya Sen outlasted All-England champion Li Shi Feng
After prevailing gold at the Commonwealth Games in August of the preceding year, Lakshya Sen achieved his first championship. He succeeded HS Prannoy, who won the Malaysia Masters in May, as the second singles player from India to win the event this year.
Lakshya Sen wins his second BWF Super 500 title
Lakshya Sen, the winner of the Commonwealth Games, outplayed Chinese opponent Li Shi Feng in the Canada Open final to win his second BWF Super 500 title.
Lakshya Sen showed a badminton masterwork
In a thrilling summit match, the 21-year-old shuttler from Almora displayed a badminton masterwork by combining exceptional velocity and strength to beat the current All-England champion, Feng.
Sen proved his talent and tenacity by winning with a score of 21-18 and 22-20, claiming victory and earning another prestigious title. He previously gained his initial Super 500 titles at the 2022 India Open. This victory follows that accomplishment.
Lakshya Sen’s statement after winning
“The events went wrong for me, which made things tough going into the Olympic qualification year. Therefore, this victory will greatly increase my confidence,” Sen told PTI following the victory.
The ace shuttler said, “I had to delve far in certain contests. The circumstances were distinct, and becoming familiar with it was crucial.”
Sen displayed his determination and stability in the process
Sen battled back in the second game after falling behind by four game points, demonstrating his tenacity and poise in the process. He took advantage of his initial chance to score the winning point and ended the anxious match with a strong smash. He collapsed onto the court in jubilation, overcome with relief and joy.
The match between the two players displayed remarkable rallies, each marked by brisk net exchanges. Sen, who maintained strict control of the situation, earned his fifth victory over his Chinese rival in seven matches.
It is a much-needed victory for Sen
Sen’s victory will give him a needed confidence boost after a slump in performance earlier in the season saw him drop to the 19th spot in the world rankings. Sen, a bronze medalist at the 2021 World Championships and the former No. 6 in the world struggled to regain his form after having surgery on his nose for a septum deviation in August of the previous year.