India's teen shuttler Lakshya Sen wins Scottish Open

Lakshya Sen and Ygor Coelho at Scottish Open.  Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Nov 25, 2019, 01.41 PM (IST)

By Mallika Singh

India’s teen shuttler Lakshya Sen on Sunday night won his fourth title in three months by bagging the Scottish Open title after beating Brazil's Ygor Coelho in the men's singles clash.

The world no. 41 claimed victory by defeating Coelho 18-21, 21-18, 21-19 in a 56-minute final.

The 18-year-old has won the Scottish Challenge, Saarlorlux Open S100, the Dutch Open S100 and the Belgian International this year.

After losing in the second round of Irish Open, Sen started the Scottish Open with a straight-game win over Austria's Luka Wraber and then reached the quarterfinals by defeating compatriot Kiran George.

Sen then won another straight-game win over Brian Yang before winning the semi-finals against France’s Christo Popov.

“Rising fast in the world rankings, the unstoppable @lakshya_sen is making the right noise for India. #IndiaontheRise #badminton," BAI Media tweeted.

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Sen expressed his happiness on winning the title and training against Coelho, calling it a "good match" in a tweet. 

"Happy to win the Scottish Open title!! A hard-fought match against my friend @co3lho12. It was really nice training with you in Denmark and playing a good match against you today", he tweeted. 

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Sen has now joined Anand Pawar, Arvind Bhatt and now coach Pullela Gopichand in the elite list of Indians who have won the Scottish Open title.

Sen is now set to play against France’s Thomas Rouxel in Syed Modi International Super 300 tournament 2019 in Lucknow.

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The world no. 41 claimed victory by defeating Coelho 18-21, 21-18, 21-19 in a 56-minute final on Sunday night.