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German Open 2022: Lakshya Sen stuns reigning Olympic champion

Young sensation Lakshya Sen stormed into the final of Yonex Gainward German Open 2022 after upsetting the reigning Olympic Champion Viktor Axelsen.

World No. 12 Sen defeated World No.1 Axelsen 21-13, 12-21, 22-20 in a contest that lasted for an hour and 10 mins. The 20-year-old Indian was trailing 9-16 in the decider but showed tremendous composure to stun Axelsen, who is also a former World Champion. This is Sen’s first victory against Axelsen in the fifth meeting of the duo.

Sen will face Kunlavut Vitidsarn of Thailand in the final on Sunday. 20-year-old Vitidsarn is a former three-times Junior World Champion.

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