Younger Lakshya Sen conceded that dealing with an in-form Kidambi Srikanth within the semi-final of BWF Global Championships 2021 will probably be a stiff take a look at for him however wired that he’ll give it his all on Friday on the Carolina Marin Stadium in Huelva. Sen, 20, was the primary Indian male shutter to safe a medal in his maiden global meet look as he made his approach to the last-four spherical of the celebrated match.
Lakshya Sen, a former Adolescence Olympic Video games silver medalist, showcased grit and backbone as he noticed off China’s Zhao Jun Peng 21-15, 15-21, 22-20 in a quarter-final fit that prolonged to an hour and seven mins. Sen was simplest the 4th Indian males’s singles shutter to safe a global medal as he showed India’s twelfth medal on the Global Championships.
Sen’s development to the semi-final got here an hour after Kidambi Srikanth secured his maiden Global Championships medal, decimating Mark Caljouw 21-7, 21-8 in a one-sided quarter-final fit in Spain on Friday.
By the way, it’s going to be the primary time there will probably be an all-Indian semi-final on the Global Championships because the Nineteenth-ranked Sen takes on his senior compatriot Srikanth, who’s appearing indicators of his antique self that noticed him upward thrust to the Global No. 1 spot in 2017.
In spite of no longer having met Srikanth at the BWF excursion ahead of, Lakshya possess a just right file in opposition to compatriots which can grasp him in just right stead when he faces the senior shutter on Saturday.
“I have not performed Srikanth in 3 years, it is been some time, so it’s going to be a just right fit. He is taking part in truly neatly, he is crushed fighters in unmarried digits this week. I am additionally taking part in neatly, and we each play an attacking taste. Let’s examine who makes the general. India is confident of a finalist, in order that’s a just right factor. I can cross all out,” Sen instructed the BWF after his quarter-final win in Spain.
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SEN ‘VERY HAPPY’ AFTER PREVAILING PRESSURE MATCH
Lakshya showcased nerves of metal in his quarter-final time out. Whilst he used to be tied 13-13 with Jun Peng within the first sport, he pulled forward and took the early benefit. On the other hand, after dropping the second one sport, Lakshya got here up with a counter-attacking badminton to save lots of a fit level after which convert his first fit level.
Talking concerning the annoying alternate within the last sport, Sen added: “I used to be assured in rallying it out. Each us made some errors. At 20-all I slipped however I controlled to tug off a winner and I were given a bit of fortunate.
“I’m more than happy, it used to be a force fit,” he added.
“Credit score to him as neatly, he used to be taking part in at a just right tempo, even if he’d performed lengthy suits previous. It used to be a difficult and shut fit, so it feels just right. I used to be at the quicker facet on the finish of the fit. Greater than hitting smashes, I used to be ready to observe it up on the web. In order that labored neatly within the final 3 issues.”
Sen has been in high quality sort within the lead as much as the season-ending spectacle. He reached his maiden BWF Global Excursion Finals knockout spherical previous this month. The 20-year-old had additionally completed runner-up on the Dutch Open in October and reached the semi-final of the Hylo Open in November.