Tokyo, Japan: Indian badminton sensation Lakshya Sen showcased his remarkable form as he secured a convincing straight-game victory over local hopeful Koki Watanabe to reach the semifinals of the Japan Open Super 750 badminton tournament. The 21-year-old, currently ranked 13th (seeded) in the world, displayed his prowess on the court to defeat Watanabe, ranked 33rd, with a scoreline of 21-15, 21-19 on Thursday.
Lakshya Sen, a 2021 world championship bronze medalist, has been on a roll in recent tournaments, and his stellar performance in the Japan Open marks his third consecutive entry into the semifinals. Prior to this feat, he impressed audiences with his outstanding performances in the Canadian and United States Opens.
Hailing from Almora, India, Lakshya Sen’s exceptional skills and determination have earned him accolades on the international badminton circuit. As the reigning Commonwealth Games champion, he has consistently proven his mettle against formidable opponents.
With his passage to the semifinals confirmed, Lakshya Sen now awaits the winner of the match between fifth seed Indonesian Jonatan Christie and third seeded Kunlavut Vitidsarn from Thailand.