SaarLorLux Open: Lakshya Sen eyes successive title; Ajay Jayaram, Subhankar Dey also in fray

I’m fitter now, waiting to go all out at Denmark Open to test my game: Lakshya Sen
By: PTI |

October 26, 2020 9:55:31 pm

India badminton participant Lakshya Sen (File Photo)

Defending champion Lakshya Sen shall be aiming to get well from the setback of an early exit from Denmark Open when he takes the court docket to defend the SaarLorLux Open Super 100 title, starting in Germany on Tuesday.

The 19-year-old from Almora suffered a second-round loss to skilled Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus on the Denmark Open Super 750 match earlier this month.

However, per week of coaching at Peter Gade Academy after the Denmark Open should have carried out a world of excellent to the younger Indian shuttler.

Lakshya, who claimed 5 titles in the senior circuit final yr together with two BWF World Tour Super 100 prime honours � SaarLorLux Open and Dutch Open, acquired a bye in the opening spherical.

He will open his marketing campaign in opposition to the winner of the first-round match between USA’s Howard Shu and Italian Fabio Caponio.

“Lakshya played a compact game but committed too many unforced errors against Vittinghus in the second game in Denmark. But overall he is in good shape. Winning and losing is part of the game and he will look to do better at SaarLorlux,” D Ok Sen, Lakshya’s father and coach, advised PTI.

“He has been training at the Peter Gade academy after Denmark Open and also played a match on Saturday in the Danish league. So I hope he finds his best form in the tournament.”

Among different Indians, Subhankar Dey, who claimed the SaarLorLux title in 2018, former world no.13 Ajay Jayaram and younger Malvika Bansod will also be in the fray.

Seeded sixth, Subhankar also obtained a bye in the opening spherical and can open in opposition to both Switzerland’s Christian Kirchmayr or Canada’s Brian Yang.

Jayaram will face Belgium’s Maxime Moreels in his opening match, whereas Malvika will tackle Estonia’s Kristin Kuuba in the primary spherical of the ladies’s singles draw.

Among others, Mithun Manjunath, Kiran George, Alap Mishra, Chirag Sen and Ira Sharma couldn’t make it to the match following issues in visa procurement amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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