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German Open 2022, Semifinals HIGHLIGHTS: Lakshya Sen defeats World No.1 Viktor Axelsen in dramatic fashion — Scores, Updates, Results

Lakshya Sen and Viktor Axelsen contested a battle of nerves in the semis of the German Open 2022 where the Indian badminton star made a superb comeback to win.

Lakshya Sen will clash against Viktor Axelsen in the finals of the All England Open 2022
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Lakshya Sen will clash against Viktor Axelsen in the finals of the All England Open 2022

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The Bridge Desk

Updated: 12 March 2022 5:11 PM GMT

Welcome to the live blog of The Bridge from the semi-finals of the German Open 2022!

Lakshya Sen made a confident start to the match and pocketed the first game in just 19 minutes, winning it 21-13. Soon, World No. 1 and reigning Olympic champion Viktor Axelsen notched things up in the second set and stole the lead to win the second set, 21-12.

However, the fireworks started to fly from the decider as both Sen and Axelsen really pushed each other before Lakshya made a stunning comeback in the fag end of the last game to win against Axelsen, 21-13, 12-21, 22-20.

By doing this, not only is Lakshya into the finals but has also recorded his biggest career victory to date by upsetting the World No. 1 player, for the first time.

Into the finals now and winning this match ridiculously but impressively, Lakshya will face off against Thai sensation Kunlavut Vitditsarn for the title.

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