This is Sen’s maiden entry in the final of a BWF World Tour Super 500 occasion.
Sen, the third seed in the USD 400,000 occasion, misplaced a detailed first sport 19-21 in the semi-final however got here again strongly to win the subsequent two video games 21-16, 21-12 to emerge victorious in simply over one hour on the KD Jadhav Indoor Hall right here.
In the primary sport, Sen, who received a bronze medal in the BWF World Championships in December, got here again from 1-4 down to stage scores at 4-4 earlier than he opened up a small lead at 10-7.
It was an up-and-down affair as Yong fought again to stage scores at 14-14 and although Sen once more caught up together with his rival at 17-all, the Malaysian capitalised on some errors by the Indian shuttler and received the primary sport.
The second sport was a detailed affair initially because the lead modified fingers repeatedly earlier than Sen took management of the proceedings after 12-12 and went on to win the sport at 21-16.
In the decider, the Indian took an early lead and cruised to victory, all the time sustaining his higher hand as his Canadian rival wilted beneath stress.
“The first game was pretty close and I made a few errors and that cost me the first game. But I managed to keep my calm and managed to pull off (a win),” Sen stated in the put up-match feedback supplied by the organisers.
In the final, Sen will meet reigning World Champion Loh Kean Yew of Singapore, who progressed when his opponent Brian Yang of Canada pulled out complaining of sore throat and headache. Yang had examined adverse in the necessary Covid take a look at however nonetheless determined to withdraw from the occasion.
Yang’s withdrawal got here quickly after two gamers, a Russian combined doubles pair, had to pull out in the morning when one among them examined optimistic for Covid-19. The participant returned a optimistic consequence to a compulsory RT-PCR take a look at carried out on Friday.
Asked about his upcoming encounter with Loh Kean Yew in the final, Lakshya Sen stated it will likely be an excellent match as each are enjoying nicely.
“I think both of us are playing well and it would be a good match tomorrow and I am looking forward to playing him.
“It’s an excellent feeling to play in my house nation and although there weren’t numerous supporters in the corridor, there have been a number of who have been supporting me and it felt good,” Sen said after his victory in the semi-final.
This will be the fifth encounter between Sen and Loh Kean. Both are tied 2-2 in head-to-head.