(Feature Picture by Badminton Association of India)
Sen was down four game points in the second set but saved all and ended up winning the game and the match in straight sets.
Sen, world number 19, started the first game well and maintained the lead throughout to eventually win by 21-18.
However, the second game was dominated by Shi Feng and was, at one point, leading by 16-20, before Sen smashed his way to save four game points. He won the next two points as well to finish the game in straight sets.
In his short career, Lakshya Sen has won a world championship bronze and a Youth Olympics silver medal and now Canada Open 2023. Lakshya Sen’s had a rapid rise in the world of badminton and it’s nothing short of meteoric. He is indeed the new poster boy of India’s evolving badminton landscape.