Canada Open Badminton 2023 India PV Sindhu Loses In Semi Final Lakshya Sen Reached In Final

Lakshya Sen PV Sindhu Canada Open 2023: Commonwealth Games champion Lakshya Sen made it to the finals of the Canada Open Super 500 badminton tournament. At the same time, PV Sindhu had to face defeat in the semi-finals. Lakshya Sen defeated Kenta Nishimoto of Japan in straight games to make it to the finals. Sindhu had to face defeat against Akane Yamaguchi.

Two-time Olympic medalist Sindhu was not at her best as she went down 14-21 15-21 to Japanese number one Akane Yamaguchi in the women’s singles semifinals. On the other hand, Sen defeated the 11th ranked player of Japan 21-17 21-14 to enter his second Super 500 final. This will also be his first BWF final in a year.

At the beginning of the season, he was not in form, due to which he slipped to number 19 in the rankings. This 21-year-old player won the bronze medal in the 2021 World Championship. Now in the final on Sunday, he will face Li Shi Feng of China, against whom he has a winning record of 4-2. Sen had played the last final in the Commonwealth Games in August last year. He was trailing 0-4 at the start of the semi-finals here but soon he leveled at 8-8. Nishimoto was leading 11-10 at the break but soon the Indian came back with his favorite smashes and sharp returns to seal the game with his opponent’s long shots.

In the second game, both fought each other equally but Sen’s alertness prevailed over Nishimoto. At one time both were tied at 9-9 after the same score of 2-2. Sen took a two-point lead at the break. Sen was leading 19-11 after the break and the Indian won the match after Nishimoto hit the net again.

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