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Lakshya Sen wins 58th Canada Open 2023

Lakshya Sen clinched the men’s singles title at the 58th Canada Open 2023. In an exhilarating final match, Sen defeated Li Shi Feng, the reigning All England champion, in straight games. This remarkable victory marks Sen’s second BWF World Tour title and adds another prestigious accolade to his growing list of accomplishments. Sen displayed immense talent and ability to excel under pressure and outclassed his opponent, Li Shi Feng, with a score of 21-18 and 22-20.

Second BWF World Tour Title

The victory at the Canada Open 2023 represents Lakshya Sen’s second BWF Super 500 title. His previous triumph came at the India Open in January 2022, further establishing his reputation as one of India’s most promising badminton players. Ranked 19th in the world currently, Sen’s consistent performance and determination have propelled him to achieve significant milestones in his career.

Road to the Final

Sen’s path to the Canada Open final was filled with tough challenges. In the Round of 32, he faced Kunlavut Vitidsarn, the fourth-ranked player in the world, whom he defeated to progress further in the tournament. In the semifinals, Sen secured a dominant victory over Kento Nishimoto from Japan, currently ranked 11th in the world. These impressive wins propelled him to his second Super 500 final and his first BWF summit clash in over a year.

Dominant Performance in the Final

Sen’s exceptional display of skill and composure was evident as he overcame Li Shi Feng, the reigning All England champion. The match was filled with extraordinary rallies, characterized by fast-paced exchanges at the net. Sen’s tight control and ability to maintain pressure allowed him to secure a 21-18, 22-20 victory, claiming his fifth win in seven meetings against the Chinese player. Notably, Sen saved four game points in the second game before clinching the championship point with a decisive smash, prompting a jubilant celebration on the court.

Key takeaways for competitive examinations

  • President of Badminton World Federation: Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen
  • Headquarters of Badminton World Federation: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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