Dutch Open: Lakshya Sen beats Yusuke Onodera to clinch title
Rising Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen has clinched the men's singles final in a three-game battle against Yusuke Onodera of Japan at the Dutch Open Super 100 tournament here on Sunday. Lakshya came back from behind to win the match 15-21, 21-14 and 21-15. This was the 18-year-old Sen's maiden career BWF World Tour title. Here is more on his victory.
Lakshya maintains the momentum to win big at Dutch Open
Lakshya seized momentum on Sunday after a slow start. This was another impressive win for the Indian after two convincing performances in semis and quarters. The promising shuttler, who had clinched the Belgian Open last month, beat Felix Burestedt of Sweden 21-12, 21-9 in a lop-sided semi-final contest on Saturday. Lakshya had earlier beaten compatriot B M Rahul Bharadwaj 21-9, 21-16 in the quarters.
A look at Lakshya Sen's major achievements
Lakshya has had a superb career so far. He won the silver medal at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games. He bagged the bronze medal at the 2018 World Junior Championships. Lakshya has sealed two medals at the Asian Junior Championships that includes a gold medal won in 2018. He also bagged the mixed team gold meal at the Youth Olympic Games last year.
Lakshya Sen's show at BWF International Challenge/Series
The talented teenager bagged the gold at the Belgian International in September. He had beaten Victor Svendsen 21-14, 21-15 in straight games. He was also the runner-up at the 2019 Polish Open. Last year, he had won the Tata Open India International. Lakshya also had a strong 2017 where he sealed the Bulgarian Open. He also defended the India International Series in 2017.
Key information about Lakshya Sen
Lakshya was born on August 16, 2001 in Almora, Uttarakhand. He belongs to a family of shuttlers. His father is a badminton coach in India and his brother Chirag Sen is an international player. Lakshya was trained at the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy.