India Open Final LIVE: Lakshya Sen vs Loh Kean Yew - Updates, Results, Scores, Blog
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty earlier won the men's doubles title. Can Lakshya Sen extend India's historic Sunday?
The India Open 2022 is all set for a blockbuster Sunday with dream finals featuring Indian badminton players Lakshya Sen and the doubles duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty.
Lakshya Sen will be taking on World Champion Loh Kean Yew in the men's singles final after that.
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- 16 Jan 2022 1:01 PM GMT
This was Laskhya's first Super 500 title and the biggest title of his senior career yet.
He won the India Open on his debut, the first Indian to do so. He is the third Indian men's singles player after Prakash Padukone in 1981 and Srikanth Kidambi in 2015 to win the India Open title.
He is the first men's singles player from India to win a BWF Super 500 or higher title as this current format was started in 2018.
- 16 Jan 2022 12:54 PM GMT
Lakshya Sen is the aggressor still! A great shot to set up championship point at 20-17. And he's got three of them. Loh Kean Yew under big pressure. And Lakshya seals it with a smash! Lakshya wins the seconed game 21-17. Loh Kean Yew prostrate on the floor.
Lakshya Sen has won the India Open on debut, his first super 500 title.
- 16 Jan 2022 12:39 PM GMT
Lakshya draws level, before they both trade a series of points, neither allowing the other to get into any sort of rythm. Loh Kean Yew has the entire court and all the time in the world to get a smash right to get us level at 9-9 but somehow hits the net!
- 16 Jan 2022 12:26 PM GMT
5 points on the trot for Loh Kean Yew! What a turnaround! That's game point for the Singaporean after the Indian led all the way in this game. Lakshya gets a point as Loh hits it wide. 20-20.
Sen's smash too strong for Loh Kean Yew and the Indian gets his first game point. Back to 21-21. Another shot goes long from Loh to give Lakshya a second game point at 23-22. What a wildly swinging first game. And it's the Indian who wins the first game 24-22.
- 16 Jan 2022 11:44 AM GMT
A Short serve gives the Indonesians a 4th game point! Saved again! 23-23. A well placed smash gives a 5th game point to the Daddies. A service fault from Ahsan! Nerves from everyone! 24-24.
finally a game point for the Indians. A championship point. And they have done it! They win it 26-24! Scenes of madness as Satwik takes a lap around the court and Chirag collapses on the court! History for Indian badminton doubles! A first ever Indian pair have won the doubles title at the Indian Open!