Lakshya Sen goes down against World No.1 Viktor Axelsen in the first round of Singapore Open

Lakshya Sen

Lakshya Sen, the young badminton sensation from India, recently faced a challenging match at the Singapore Open Super 750 badminton tournament. Despite a valiant effort, Sen lost to world number one Viktor Axelsen.

Lakshya Sen’s performance aginst Wolrd No.1

Sen, who is currently ranked 14th in the world, is set to make his Olympic debut at the Paris Games. His journey in the sport has been marked by determination and a steady rise in the ranks. This recent match against Axelsen was a significant milestone, pitting him against a player at the pinnacle of the sport.

The match, which lasted 62 minutes, saw Sen fight hard but eventually lose 13-21, 21-16, 13-21 to Axelsen. Axelsen, who had won his first title of the season at the Thailand Open the previous week, took an early lead, dominating the rallies with his attack.

Despite the initial setback, Sen showed remarkable resilience in the second game. He levelled the score and even gained a lead. However, Axelsen regained control in the final game, securing the match with a strong finish.

Sen’s performance in this match, despite the loss, impressed Indian Badminton fans with his never-give-up attitude. His ability to challenge a player of Axelsen’s calibre speaks volumes about his skill and determination.

While the result was not in Sen’s favour, the experience gained from such high-level matches is invaluable. It provides him with insights into his game and areas that need improvement. Moreover, it prepares him for future matches against top-ranked players at the Olympics, thereby aiding his growth as a player.

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