Basel: All England Championships finalist Lakshya Sen has pulled out of the Swiss Open Super 300 badminton tournament. Lakshya Sen announced this Monday and said he wants some rest after two weeks of gruelling badminton.
The 20-year-old Sen from Almora made back-to-back final appearances at the German Open and All England Championships in the last two weeks.
“He (Sen) is not playing Swiss Open as he is feeling tired. He has informed Badminton Association of India. So he will be back to Bangalore, get 7-10 days of rest and then go for Korean Open,” Sen’s mentor Vimal Kumar said.
Sen was scheduled to face fellow Indian Sameer Verma in his campaign opener.
A product of the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy in Bangalore, Sen has been in sensational form in the last six months. He secured his maiden world championships bronze in December. Then Sen won his first Super 500 title at the India Open in January and finished runner-up at the German Open last week.
Sen then emulated his mentor Prakash Padukone by reaching the finals of the All England Championships before finishing a creditable second best. A hectic season awaits Indian shuttlers with big-ticket events such as Commonwealth Games, Asian Games lined-up this year apart from the regular BWF World Tour events, including the World Championships and World Tour Finals.