Rahul wins a Grand Double in Africa

April 01, 2019      Announcement

Lakshya Sen came up a step short against his arch rival World Junior Champion Kunlavut Vitisdarn of Thailand in the finals of the Yonex Polish Open 2019 which concluded yesterday in Czestochowa. Kunlavut beat Lakshya in straight games 21-17, 21-14 in the finals. Lakshya had come through five good wins to reach the finals of which three were 3 setters. He beat Lucas Claerbaut (France) 21-14, 18-21, 21-10; Li Shifeng (China) 21-18, 21-12; top seed Ygor Coelho (Brazil) 16-21, 21-7, 21-14 and Kim Brunn (Denmark) 17-21, 21-14, 21-5. It is possible that these tough matches over the last two days had taken a toll on him, preventing him an win over Kunlavut, who had beaten him in the Orleans Masters a fortnight back.