German Open 2022, Finals LIVE: Lakshya Sen bags silver medal — Scores, Updates, Medal, Blog
Lakshya Sen took on Kunlavut Vitidsarn in a closely-contested final but it was the Thai player who had the last word, winning the German Open 2022 in straight sets. Lakshya Sen settles for silver.
Hello and welcome to the live blog of The Bridge from the finals of the German Open 2022!
Indian badminton ace Lakshya Sen took on Thai sensation and World No. 20 Kunlavut Vitidsarn in the Men's Singles finals of German Open 2022. In a true battle of equals, both the 20-year-old's sparred off in good style, with strong attacks coming from both sides till an unruly blister played big bother for Lakshya Sen.
Eventually, Lakshya Sen had to settle for silver even though he put up a great fight against Vitidsarn who claimed the German Open title.
However, this is the perfect start Sen needed for the All England Open week that is coming up next!
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- 13 March 2022 5:20 PM GMT
It's true that things didn't go exactly to the plan but hey, a silver medal win after being troubled by nagging blisters is MORE THAN GREAT for the soon-to-become World No. 11 star, Lakshya Sen.
This is the perfect start Lakshya would have wanted to the European leg of the BWF tour and what a run he has had here at Germany - upsetting the likes of Anthony Ginting and Viktor Axelsen in sheer style, packed with a lot of drama.
We'll see you again at the All England Open!
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- 13 March 2022 5:04 PM GMT
The exploits of this week for Lakshya Sen will bear fruits in more ways than just a silver medal as now the youngster will be the World No. 11 from Monday, 14th March, a fresh landmark for the 20-year-old who has been on a roll!
- 13 March 2022 4:45 PM GMT
Lakshya Sen's fine form suffered a crushing blow from a blister more than anything today.
Watch what happened here:
- 13 March 2022 4:17 PM GMT
Lakshya Sen's return finds the net as Kunlavut Vitidsarn is the one to walk away as the most dominant player today. Very tough loss for Sen, struggling as he is with the blister - but what a show still.
Vitidsarn erupts in joy as he wins the German Open 2022, 18-21, 15-21.
Lakshya Sen walks away with the silver, but so much more to look forward to!!!