German Open Badminton: Brilliant Lakshya Sen STUNS World No.1 Viktor Axelsen in 3 sets, will play Kunlavut Vitidsarn in FINALS: Follow LIVE Updates

German Open Badminton LIVE – Lakshya Sen enters FINAL: India’s pride Lakshya Sen has defeated World No.1, Viktor Axelsen, in the semifinals.…

German Open Badminton LIVE: Lakshya Sen beats World No.1 Viktor Axelsen in 3 sets, to play Kunlavut Vitidsarn in FINALS : Follow LIVE Updates
German Open Badminton LIVE: Lakshya Sen beats World No.1 Viktor Axelsen in 3 sets, to play Kunlavut Vitidsarn in FINALS : Follow LIVE Updates

German Open Badminton LIVE – Lakshya Sen enters FINAL: India’s pride Lakshya Sen has defeated World No.1, Viktor Axelsen, in the semifinals. He won the 3 sets in the dying moments of the game after clinching the opening set and then going on to win the final set by a narrow margin. He won the match 21-13, 12-21 and 22-20 to book his spot against Kunlavut Vitidsarn in the FINAL. Follow German Open Finals LIVE & Lakshya vs Vitidsarn LIVE updates on InsideSport.IN

Laskhya Sen [IND] beat Viktor Axelsen [DEN]- 21-13, 12-21, 22-20

Kunlavut Vitidsarn [THA] beat Zii Jia Lee [MAL]- 21-13, 21-12 

German Open Badminton LIVE: Laskhya Sen beat Viktor Axelsen & will play Kunlavut Vitidsarn in FINALS

German Open Badminton LIVE: Lakshya Sen beats World No.1 Viktor Axelsen in 3 sets, to play Kunlavut Vitidsarn in FINALS: Follow LIVE Updates

Lakshya Sen enters FINAL: The game was evenly poised in the third set but Sen took the game from 16-19 to produce one of the scintillating comebacks. He finally broke the jinx in his 5th attempt against the Danish opponent Saturday.

The victory also ends India’s losing streak against Axelsen (6).

Sen was ahead throughout the first game that lasted 21 minutes. He did not give the Dane any chance to get ahead of him. Axelsen found it difficult to match Sen’s pace in the first game.

Sen opened up with a 4-1 lead and then extended it to 9-4. But Axelsen narrowed it down to 7-9 before Sen grabbed four consecutive points to make it 13-7. Sen’s attacking game paid dividends as he took five consecutive points to lead 18-10 before clinching the first game with ease.

Axelsen made a comeback in the second game to make it one all and take the match to the decider. He was trailing 3-8 early on but used his height and reach to good effect to take five consecutive points and level the score at 8-8 before zooming ahead. From there on, Sen lost way and Axelsen pocketed the second game without any fuss.

The two players left their best for the last as they fought tooth and nail in the dramatic deciding game. It turned out to be a battle of nerves as rallies got longer with both fighting for each point. From 2-2, it was 4-4 and then 6-6 before Axelsen zoomed ahead 15-8.

But the young Indian fought his way back in a remarkable fashion to close the gap to 15-17 and then to 17-19. He levelled the score 19-19 and then 20-20 before sealing the match with two consecutive points.

Earlier, in an all-Indian Quarter-final at the German Open 2022, India Open champion Lakshya Sen defeated counterpart HS Prannoy 21-15, 21-16 to advance to the semi-finals.

German Open Badminton LIVE: Lakshya Sen beats World No.1 Viktor Axelsen in 3 sets, to play Kunlavut Vitidsarn in FINALS: Follow LIVE Updates

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German Open Badminton LIVE: Lakshya Sen beats World No.1 Viktor Axelsen in 3 sets, to play Kunlavut Vitidsarn in FINALS : Follow LIVE Updates

Game 3: Lakshya Sen takes it from Axelsen in dying moments 22-20

Game 2: All the hard work goes waste as Lakshya Sen drops it in the second set after a terrific start. Viktor Axelsen once again proved why he is World No.1 with a convincing 21-12 victory to make it 1-1 in the semifinals.

Game 1: Lakshya Sen has thrashed World No.1 Viktor Axelsen. He dominated the entire game before finally taking it 21-13. He saved two match points against Denmark’s giant and made a rally of 5 points in the opening set.

Road to semifinals:

Lakshya Sen (India)

  • Defeated HS Prannoy (IND) 21-15, 21-16
  • Defeated Anthony Sinisuka Ginting 21-7, 21-9
  • Defeated Kantaphon Wangcharoen 21-6, 22-20

Lakshya Sen is currently ranked 12th in the latest BWF rankings after winning his maiden Super 500 title.

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