Thailand Open 2023 HIGHLIGHTS: Lakshya Sen eases through to semis; Kiran George loses in quarters

Thailand Open 2023: Catch the highlights, score and updates from the quarterfinal matches of Indian shuttlers Kiran George and Lakshya Sen.

Updated : Jun 02, 2023 14:57 IST

India's Lakshya Sen in action.
India's Lakshya Sen in action. | Photo Credit: MOORTHY RV
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India's Lakshya Sen in action. | Photo Credit: MOORTHY RV

Welcome to Sportstar’s HIGHLIGHTS of Thailand Open 2023 tournament. India’s Kiran George and Lakshya Sen were in action in the quarterfinals on Friday.

  • June 02, 2023 14:55
    REPORT

    Thailand Open 2023: Lakshya Sen makes semifinals, Kiran George out

  • June 02, 2023 14:54
    AND LAKSHYA SEN ENTERS THE THAILAND OPEN SEMIFINALS!

    Sen defeated the Malaysian 21-19, 21-11 to enter the semifinals of the Thailand Open 2023!

  • June 02, 2023 14:52
    21-11

    A straight smash to finish things for Lakshya.

  • June 02, 2023 14:51
    20-11

    One more point and Sen is through to the semifinals

  • June 02, 2023 14:50
    17-11

    Leong doesn’t seem to understand Lakshya’s shots in the second game.

  • June 02, 2023 14:48
    14-11

    Another jump smash of Lakshya that Leong fails to decode.

  • June 02, 2023 14:47
    11-9

    Lakshya attempts a straight smash but is unable to judge it right as he hits one out.

  • June 02, 2023 14:42
    11-8

    Leong’s backhand fails to hit the mark as the shuttle falls onto the net.

  • June 02, 2023 14:41
    7-5

    Leong aims for Lakshya’s body as he continuously targets near the body of the Indian and is successful after the Indian tries to hit the shuttle but failed to execute a behind the body backhand shot.

  • June 02, 2023 14:35
    3-2

    Leong makes quick work of the net shots and smashes near the net leaving Lakshya unable to return.

  • June 02, 2023 14:33
    GAME ONE- (Scores to read Lakshya Sen- Leong Jun Hao) 21-19

    Lakshya makes quick work to win the first game as Leong looks visibly tired.

  • June 02, 2023 14:31
    20-19

    The fast paced rally proves to be too tiring for Leong who is unable to match with the speed of the Indian.

  • June 02, 2023 14:29
    18-17

    Lakshya restores parity and regains the lead as Leong is unable to connect.

  • June 02, 2023 14:26
    13-17

    After making Leong run back and forth, Lakshya deceives him to believing he would hit a cross court but goes for a straight instead.

  • June 02, 2023 14:25
    12-17

    Lakshya’s flaws start creeping up as he fails to return a net shot.

  • June 02, 2023 14:23
    10-16

    Five points on the trot for Leong after the mid-game interval.

  • June 02, 2023 14:20
    10-10

    Leong is made to run throughout the court but mistimes his backhand which hits the net.

  • June 02, 2023 14:19
    9-8

    Lakshya fails to connect with the shuttle as he hits one onto the net.

  • June 02, 2023 14:17
    6-6

    An intense rally which featured running around the court for both the players came to an end when Lakshya followed his cross court shot with a drop shot by the net as the Malaysian stood in the opposite back end of the court.

  • June 02, 2023 14:14
    5-4

    Lakshya’s cross court drop short fell short for Leong, who was on the other side of the court.

  • June 02, 2023 14:12
    1-2

    Lakshya makes the Malaysian move front and back ensuring he falters and hit one onto the net.

  • June 02, 2023 14:10
    0-1

    Lakshya starts off with a wide smash.

  • June 02, 2023 14:07
    NEXT UP- INDIA’S LAKSHYA SEN WILL TAKE ON LEONG JUN HAO OF MALAYSIA

    The head-to head record shows both the players having won a match each.

  • June 02, 2023 13:53
    GAME TWO- (Scores will read as Kiran- Toma Junior) 17-21

    Kiran loses to Toma in straight games in the quarterfinals. 16-21, 17-21.

  • June 02, 2023 13:52
    17-19

    Back-to-back body smashes make Kiran unable to retailate as the Frenchman inches closer to the semifinals.

  • June 02, 2023 13:49
    16-16

    Kiran’s consecutive attacks are powerful enough to stop the Frenchman from returning.

  • June 02, 2023 13:45
    12-12

    Parity restored as Kiran fails to get the shuttle over the net while defending.

  • June 02, 2023 13:42
    11-8

    Mid-game interval commences as the Indian leads 11-8 in game two.

  • June 02, 2023 13:41
    8-8

    Points are exchanged as both players test each other’s ability to attack and defend.

  • June 02, 2023 13:36
    3-4

    In a battle of net shots, Kiran loses as he fails to ensure the shuttle travels to the opponents court.

  • June 02, 2023 13:34
    3-2

    Toma ousts one outside after failing to defend.

  • June 02, 2023 13:30
    GAME ONE: 16-21

    Yet another body smash attempt the Indian fails to defend and its game one for Toma!

  • June 02, 2023 13:29
    16-19

    Kiran smashes straight but unfortunately it lands outside despite Toma not being able to reach it.

  • June 02, 2023 13:26
    14-16

    A body smash towards Kiran leaves him with no option but defend and commit an unforced error of hitting the shuttle out.

  • June 02, 2023 13:24
    12-13

    A drop shot from Toma gets to Kiran as he tries to force an attack near the net but fails as the shuttle hits onto the net.

  • June 02, 2023 13:22
    12-11

    A straight down smash leaves the Frenchman unable to retaliate.

  • June 02, 2023 13:22
    10-10

    Parity is restored for the first time in the match as Kiran’s cross court smash proves to be fatal for Toma.

  • June 02, 2023 13:18
    6-7

    In an attempt to reduce the point gap, the Indian forces Toma to hit a backhand which hits the net.

  • June 02, 2023 13:17
    4-7

    An unforced error from the Indian as he tries to hit via a backhand but the shuttle hits the net.

  • June 02, 2023 13:15
    3-5

    It’s the Indian’s turn to get three points on the trot.

  • June 02, 2023 13:14
    GAME ONE: 0-5

    The Frenchman gets five consecutive points with quick and fierce attacks.

  • June 02, 2023 13:09
    Head-to-head stats!

    The two have faced each other only once prior to this and the Indian won that match.

  • June 02, 2023 13:07
    India’s Kiran George will take on Toma Junior Popov of France.

    Both the players have entered the court and are warming up.

  • June 02, 2023 13:00
    Kiran George will be seen in action soon!

    Kiran George, the giant-killer at Thailand Open, exceeds expectations

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