Thailand Open Highlights: Kunlavut Vitidsarn defeats Lakshya Sen in semifinal
Thailand Open Highlights: Lakshya Sen’s campaign at the Thailand Masters 2023 has come to an end. The unseeded Indian suffered a 21-13,…
Thailand Open Highlights: Lakshya Sen’s campaign at the Thailand Masters 2023 has come to an end. The unseeded Indian suffered a 21-13, 17-21, 13-21 loss against second seed Kunlavut Vitidsarn in the semifinal of the tournament on Saturday, 3rd June 2023. World No.5 Vitidsarn will next face Lee Cheuk Yiu in the final on Sunday.
Lakshya Sen began the contest with an attacking intent straightaway as he got the first point with a smash straight down the line. He continued to maintain his lead and entered the mid-game interval in the first game with a 11-6 lead.
Lakshya Sen went on to dominate the contest and won the first game comfortably 21-13. In the second game tto Lakshya led initially. However cheered by the home crowd, Vitidsarn mounted a comeback and entered the interval with a slender 11-10 lead.
Neck-to-neck battle ensued between both the players. Lakshya Sen managed to go ahead with a 14-13 lead. However, Vitidsarn with three successive points went ahead with 16-14 lead. Lakshya Sen yet again levelled the scores 17-17.
Vitidsarn soon hit a cross-court smash to take back the lead. He won the next three successive points and won the second game. In the decider too there was avery little margin between both the players at the start. Lakshya Sen was trailing 5-6. He however raced ahead with five straight points to go up 10-6.
Vitidsarn didn’t let the Indian enter the interval easily as he came back with four points on the trot and levelled the scores 10-10. However Lakshya managed to get the next point to enter the mid-game interval with a slender lead.
After the change of ends, Vitidsarn completelty dominated the contest. He conceded just two more points to Lakshya Sen as he extended his lead and won the game 21-13 to book spot in the final.
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