Belgian International Challenge: Indian Shuttler Lakshya Sen Win The Title :- India’s upcoming talented shuttler Lakshya Sen defeated second seed Victor Svendsen of Denmark in straight games to win the men’s singles title at the Belgian International Challenge on Saturday.
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Lakshya was at his best as he grabbed a comfortable 21-14 21-15 win over Svendsen in the finals that lasted for 34 minutes.
The 18-year-old player from Almora had earlier beaten Denmark’s Kim Bruun 21-18 21-11 win in a 48-minute semifinal clash earlier on Friday night. The semifinal clash was a close match initially with Lakshya and Bruun exchanging leads frequently before the Danish shuttler jumped to an 11-9 advantage at the break.
Indian Shuttler Lakshya Sen Win The Title
However, Lakshya erased the deficit after the interval and build on a slender 13-12 lead to slowly move ahead and eventually pocketed the opening game comfortably. The Indian produced another burst of five straight points to create a huge gap which Bruun failed to bridge. He has earlier defeated Bruun in the Polish Open in March.
Earlier, Sen has entered the semi-finals of men’s singles event as he got a walkover against the top-seeded Mark Caljouw of Netherlands. The Asian junior champion Lakshya has defeated Finland’s Eetu Heino by 21-15,21-10 in the second round to enter the quarter.