Badminton News: Badminton star Lakshya Sen of India has successfully defeated Li Shi Feng of China with back-to-back matches 21-18, 22-20 in the final of the Canada Open 2023 tournament held in Calgary Sunday night.
Sen had to fight to the end while trailing by four game points in the second set, but saved it all and eventually won the match in straight sets.
Lakshya Sen, ranked 19th in the world, started the first game well and continued to lead and hold the advantage until he finally won with a score of 21-18.
However, the second game was dominated by Shi Feng and essentially trailed 16-20, before Sen managed to save four game points.
She also earned the next two points in playing time to end the match in straight sets and seal the 2023 Canada Open title.
Earlier on Sunday, Lakshya Sen returned to the HSBC BWF World Tour finals after 15 months.
The Indian, whose recent health crisis saw him fall 19 places to 25th in the world, cited his ability to take control of the net after a slow start as a prop for an easy 21-17 victory 21-14 over fourth seed Japan. . , Kenta Nishimoto in the semifinals of the YONEX Canada Open 2023.
Sen has not featured in the final since finishing second to Viktor Axelsen at All England in March last year. His last title on the World Tour came two months earlier at his home tournament, the India Open Super 750. However, the 21-year-old won gold at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games in August.
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