Lakshya Sen is on the brink of history when he takes on World No. 1 and reigning Olympic champion, Viktor Axelsen, in the final of the All England Open Badminton Championships 2022 on Sunday. The Lakshya Sen vs Viktor Axelsen final encounter will start at 9:30 PM IST. (More Badminton News)
Lakshya Sen lost the final 21-10, 21-15 to Viktor Axelsen on Sunday. Match Report Here.
Only Prakash Padukone (1980) and Pullela Gopichand (2001) have won the title before for India. The 20-year-old teen sensation registered a sensational win over Malaysia’s Lee Zii Jia in the semifinals on Saturday. He won 21-13, 12-21, 21-19 in a match that lasted 1 hour and 16 minutes in Birmingham.
Lakshya’s summit clash opponent Viktor Axelsen got better of Chou Tien Chen of China 21-13, 21-15 in the other semifinal. This will be the second time in as many months both these fierce rivals will be up against each other. Last month Lakshya stunned the Dane in the German Open 2022 semifinals.
The All England Open Badminton Championships 2022 can be seen live on the subscription-based Voot Select platform and Jio TV in India. MTV and VH1 TV Channels will also live telecast the All England Open Badminton Championships 2022 in India.
Ever since his bronze-medal finish at the BWF World Championships, Lakshya Sen has grown up in strides. He won the Indian Open 2022 at home before finishing runners-up at the German Open 2022. Lakshya wasn’t even born when Pullela Gopichand won the All England Open final in 2001.
Get ready for the SEN-sational 𝐆𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐅𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐞 where our 🌟 @lakshya_sen and Tokyo Olympics 🥇 medalist 🇩🇰's Viktor Axelsen will face each other for the prestigious #AllEngland2022 title 😍🙌— BAI Media (@BAI_Media) March 20, 2022
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To sum up his heroics so far in the tournament, Lakshya started with a comfortable win over compatriot Sourabh Verma before upsetting third-seed Anders Antonsen in the next round. Lakshya got a walkover against Chinese Lu Guang Zu in the quarterfinals.
In the semifinals on Saturday against Lee Zii Jia, the Indian won the first game 21-13 despite his opponent fighting tooth and nail to stay in the game. The Malaysian dictated terms in the second game before Lakshya bounced back in the third to seal the deal.
🇮🇳 @lakshya_sen has joined an elite list of 🇮🇳 shuttlers! 🤩🔥— BAI Media (@BAI_Media) March 19, 2022
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Lakshya Sen Vs Viktor Axelsen Head-To-Head
Ranked 11th in the world, Lakshya Sen is 1-4 behind against World No.1 Axelsen. However, Lakshya’s recent win over the Dane last month in the German Open 2022 will serve as big boost for the Indian on Sunday.
Lakshya first met Axelsen at 2020 All England Open Badminton Championships before the duo came across each other thrice in 2021. Lakshya lost all.