Lakshya Sen won his second consecutive BWF Super 100 event at the SaarLorLux Open 2019 in Saarbrucken, Germany on 3rd November beating Weng Hong Yang of China in three pulsating games in the finals. Last month Lakshya won the Yonex Dutch Open in Almere beating Yusuke Onodera of Japan.
Lakshya, who plays for the Aarhus Badminton Club in Denmark this season, came through three three-setters to win this event. Eetu Heino of Finland ran him very close in the first round itself (22-20 in the third). He beat team mate Kiran George in the semi-finals 21-13, 14-21, 21-9. Weng Hong Yang who had beaten Lakshya twice this year started off winning the first game after being down 16-17. Lakshya quickly restored parity winning the second game 21-18. The third game was a very tight affair with Weng Hong leading 16-14. A grueling rally at this juncture was the turning point and Lakshya did not look back thereafter, winning the next 7 points on the trot to annex the trophy without conceding a point. This remarkable win has enabled Lakshya to climb nine ranks from 51 to 42, his highest ever in Men’s Singles.
Lakshya will play the Scottish and Irish Open International tournaments this month in a bid to gain valuable exposure and to push his rankings further