Indian Badminton News : Lakshya Sen wins the Canada Open 2023 Championship by defeating Li Shi Feng

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India's Lakshya Sen has defeated World No.10, Li Shi Feng of China in Canada Open Final and won his second BWF Super 500 title.
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In Indian Badminton News we take a look at, Commonwealth Games champion Lakshya Sen, who won his second BWF Super 500 title by defeating Li Shi Feng of China in the Canada Open final.

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Road to victory

Lakshya Sen won the Canada Open 2023 Championship against Li Shi Feng. | Sportz Point | Badminton |
Lakshya Sen defeated Li Shi Feng of China in Canada Open Final. (Photo by All England Badminton)

Sen demonstrated his skill and perseverance by defeating the reigning All England champion, Feng by 21-18, 22-20, and claimed victory. This victory follows his 2022 India Open success at the beginning of 2022, where he clinched his first Super 500 title.

Sen celebrated his first title since winning the gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in August of the previous year. He became the second singles player from India to claim a title this year, following HS Prannoy’s victory at the Malaysia Masters in May.

Sen’s willingness to win helped him in fighting back from going four game points behind to ultimately winning the the second game. After winning the match he collapsed onto the court with overwhelming emotions.

The contest between the two players featured extraordinary rallies. Both the players kept a tight grip on each other but in the end Sen managed to win his fifth victory in seven matches against his nemesis, Feng as reported in the Indian Badminton News.

Game wise analysis

Sen was very dominating in the first game, he was able to control the tempo of the game against the world No. 10 from China with a series of cross-court smashes and Feng found himself trailing by 6-2. Both players engaged in a high-speed exchange of smashes. Feng unleashed two thunderous smashes at speeds of 390 kmph, while Sen countered with a couple of lightning-fast 400 kmph shots. In the end, Sen won the first game by giving a quick response to the Chinese opponent’s counter and smashed the shuttle on Feng’s forehand, which helped him claim the first match.

In the second game, Fend gained momentum after an initial battle that left the score tied at 5-5. He entered the break with a four-point lead, capitalizing on his superiority at the net. Attempting to shift the tides, Sen altered his tactics and narrowed the deficit to 13-14. However, Feng maintained his advantage and had four game points with a powerful return that caught Sen off guard.

Displaying his determination, Sen responded with a forehand body smash, followed by another powerful smash. Feng faltered at the net, allowing Sen to level the score. Another rally concluded with a precise return on Feng’s forehand, giving Sen the advantage. He sealed the victory with yet another thunderous smash.

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