Yonex-Sunrise India Open won byLakshya Sen

Highlights:

  • India’s Lakshya Sen secured his maiden Super 500 title by winning “Yonex-Sunrise India Open”, on January 16, 2022.
  • Badminton World Federation (BWF):
  • He secured the title with a stunning straight-game victory over reigning world champion from Singapore, Loh Kean Yew in the men’s singles final.
  • 20-year-old Lakshya had earlier claimed his maiden world championships medal with a bronze in Spain in December 2021.
  • He produced a fine performance of 24-22 21-17 in the summit clash. 
  • In the doubles’ final, top doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty won against three-time world champions Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan from Indonesia. 
  • The pair become India’s first men’s team to win the Yonex-Sunrise India Open. 
  • The world no 10 Indian pair had won its first Super 500 tournament in 2019 in Thailand.
  • India Open is an annual badminton event, held in India since 2008. 
  • It is a BWF World Tour Super 500 Grade international badminton tournament. 
  • The event was inaugurated in 2007 in Hyderabad, however the it was cancelled amid Hyderabad bombings. 
  • The first three editions of the India Open were designated as Grand Prix Gold events. 
  • It was upgraded to BWF superseries tournament in 2011. 
  • In between 2011-2019, the event was held annually at the Siri Fort Sports Complex in New Delhi. 
  • India open is categorised as one among seven BWF World Tour Super 500 events by BWF since 2018.