Thailand Open 2023 semifinal, HIGHLIGHTS: Lakshya Sen loses to Kunlavut Vitidsarn

Thailand Open 2023: Catch the highlights, live score and updates from the semifinal match between India’s Lakshya Sen and Kunlavut Vitidsarn of Thailand.

Updated : Jun 03, 2023 18:03 IST

India's Lakshya Sen returns a shot during his men's singles match against Hong Kong's Angus Ng Ka Long at the Malaysia Masters badminton tournament at Bukit Jalil Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, May 25, 2023. AP/PTI(AP05_25_2023_000205A)
India's Lakshya Sen returns a shot during his men's singles match against Hong Kong's Angus Ng Ka Long at the Malaysia Masters badminton tournament at Bukit Jalil Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, May 25, 2023. AP/PTI(AP05_25_2023_000205A) | Photo Credit: KIEN HUO
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India's Lakshya Sen returns a shot during his men's singles match against Hong Kong's Angus Ng Ka Long at the Malaysia Masters badminton tournament at Bukit Jalil Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, May 25, 2023. AP/PTI(AP05_25_2023_000205A) | Photo Credit: KIEN HUO

Welcome to Sportstar’s HIGHLIGHTS of Thailand Open 2023 tournament. India’s Lakshya Sen was in action against Thailand’s Kunlavut Vitidsarn in the semifinal on Saturday.

  • June 03, 2023 18:02
    Lakshya exits after loss to Kunlavut

    Thailand Open 2023: Lakshya Sen bows out with loss against Kunlavut Vitidsarn

  • June 03, 2023 17:59
    13-21

    Sen hits one out and yes the Thai shuttler is through the final!

  • June 03, 2023 17:57
    12-19

    Lakshya’s knee bleeds and the referee calls for the medical staff to clean the wound.

  • June 03, 2023 17:53
    12-16

    Mistakes one after the other for Sen as he begins crumbling under pressure yet again.

  • June 03, 2023 17:52
    12-14

    Sen is on the move to equalise and take the lead, will be able to make ammends to his game and win?

  • June 03, 2023 17:50
    11-11

    Constant smashes by the Thai shuttler leaves the Indian stuttering.

  • June 03, 2023 17:48
    11-10

    The third mid-game intervals leads to Lakshya leading as he challenged an inside call which proved to be successful.

  • June 03, 2023 17:46
    10-9

    The challenge by Prannoy is unsuccessful as the shuttle lands ont he sideline.

  • June 03, 2023 17:45
    10-8

    Lakshya hits a backhand but is returned with a body smash and is unable to reply.

  • June 03, 2023 17:43
    8-6

    A fierce smash by Lakshya is all that’s needed to widen the gap with Kunlavut.

  • June 03, 2023 17:41
    4-5

    Sen hits a forehand in the left corner of the court, but the Thai shuttlers lets that one go.

  • June 03, 2023 17:39
    2-4

    Sen smashes but Kunlavut misses the shuttle.

  • June 03, 2023 17:37
    GAME THREE 0-2

    Lakshya Sen errs one after the other.

  • June 03, 2023 17:34
    17-21

    The Indian seems to have lost his balance and the shuttle lands in his court.

  • June 03, 2023 17:32
    17-18

    Kunlavut hits a diagonal net shot which Sen is unable to return inspite of stretching.

  • June 03, 2023 17:27
    16-14

    That was some amazing defending by the young Indian as he shielded himself from the Thai’s body smashes.

  • June 03, 2023 17:26
    15-14

    Kunlavut challenges but it lands way outside the backline and is unsuccessful in judging.

  • June 03, 2023 17:24
    13-13

    Lakshya’s smash hits the net and lands on the Thai’s side of the court, however, Kunlavut is unable to intercept it.

  • June 03, 2023 17:23
    12-12

    Lakshya restores parity as the Thai had taken the lead before the midgame interval.

  • June 03, 2023 17:18
    10-9

    Amazing defence by Lakshya as Kunlavut is unable to return it.

  • June 03, 2023 17:17
    9-8

    Despite the constant switch between net shots, drops and smashes, the two rally until Lakshya leaves one as it goes wide off the the sideline.

  • June 03, 2023 17:14
    7-5

    A straight shot from the Thai is struck slightly outside the sideline.

  • June 03, 2023 17:11
    5-4

    A cross court drop shot near the net leaves Kunlavut fumbling and unable to receive it.

  • June 03, 2023 17:10
    4-4

    The Thai makes an unforced error as he finds the net after a 51 shot rally.

  • June 03, 2023 17:08
    3-3

    The consecutive body attacks by Lakshya Sen proves fatal for Kunlavut.

  • June 03, 2023 17:07
    2-3

    Kunlavut leaves one just for it to land outside.

  • June 03, 2023 17:06
    GAME TWO: 0-1

    Sen tries to dive but fails to do so and the Thai strikes the first blood

  • June 03, 2023 17:04
    21-13

    Near the net shot proved to be Kunlavut’s mistake as the Thai was unable to return it without it hitting the net.

  • June 03, 2023 17:03
    20-13

    A rookie mistake by the Thai shuttler and the shuttle hits the net.

  • June 03, 2023 17:01
    17-12

    The Thai ranked higher than the Indian gets Lakshya to dive forward but is unable to reach.

  • June 03, 2023 16:59
    15-10

    Lakshya is made to dive more than five times, but at the end Kunlavut is unable to stretch and return the shuttle near the net.

  • June 03, 2023 16:56
    12-10

    Sen almost slips, but recovers. However his smash lands outside.

  • June 03, 2023 16:55
    12-8

    Lakshya challenges but is unsuccessful as the shuttle lands in.

  • June 03, 2023 16:53
    11-6

    A brilliant backhand cross court hit from the Indian leaves Kunlavut flabbergasted.

  • June 03, 2023 16:52
    9-6

    Lakshya attempts a drop shot after smashing one but fails to put power in it as it hits the net and lands on his court.

  • June 03, 2023 16:50
    7-5

    After a back and forth rally, a down the court smash was all the Thai needed to close the gap.

  • June 03, 2023 16:48
    6-3

    An angular cross court smash leaves Kunlavut unable to reciprocate.

  • June 03, 2023 16:47
    5-2

    Lakshya challenges despite not able to make it and he judges it right as the shuttle goes out.

  • June 03, 2023 16:45
    2-2

    The Thai deceives Lakshya with a drop shot near the net.

  • June 03, 2023 16:44
    1-0

    Lakshya Sen hits a straight smash down the line as Kunlavut fails to react.

  • June 03, 2023 16:39
    Next up

    Lakshya Sen is up against the crowd favourite and home boy Kunlavut Vitidsarn

  • June 03, 2023 16:37
    Doubles update

    Kim-Kong pair triumphs 21-12, 21-12 over the Thai pair.

  • June 03, 2023 16:28
    Koreans in the lead

    The Kim-Kong pair leads 12-9 in the second game vs the Thai pair.

  • June 03, 2023 16:13
    Women’s doubles update-

    Kim So Yeong and Kong Hee Yong of South Korea lead 21-12 against Thailand’s Jonhkolphan Kititharakul and Rawinda Prajongjai after game one.

  • June 03, 2023 15:53
    Head-to-head record

    The two have faced each other seven times with the Thai having a slight edge of winning four matches over the Indian.

  • June 03, 2023 15:41
    PREVIEW-

    Lakshya Sen entered the semifinals of the Thailand Open with a 21-19, 21-11 win over Malaysia’s Leong Jun Hao at the Indoor Stadium Huamark in Bangkok.

    Sen made easy work of his opponent in 41 minutes as he breezed past to the semifinals.

    The Indian, whose ranking has slipped to world number 23 from a career-high of six following below-par performances this season will face Kunlavut Vitidsarn of Thailand in the semifinal.

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