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India Open 2022: Lakshya Sen defeats Loh Kean Yew in straight games to clinch maiden World Tour 500 title

Lakshya clinched his first World Tour 500 title by beating Singapore's Yew 24-22 21- 27 on debut in the India Open.

Aakash Srivastava Author

Updated - 16 January 2022 8:51 pm

Lakshya Sen wins men’s singles Title

India’s Lakshya Sen on Sunday stunned the Badminton fraternity by beating top-seeded Loh Kean Yew to clinch the maiden India Open title. Lakshya clinched his first World Tour 500 title by beating Singapore’s Yew 24-22 21- 17 on debut in the India Open. He became the second Indian men’s singles player after Kidambi Srikanth to win the title.

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 in the summit clash that lasted for 54 minutes. 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.

Like last year’s Dutch Open final, Lakshya Sen ensured that an Indian had the last laugh. Earlier on Sunday, Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Randkireddy clinched a victory against the Indonesian duo of Md. Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan in straight games 21-16, 26-24, in the men’s doubles final of Indian Open 2022. The particular match of the men’s doubles final lasted for 43 minutes.

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