The India Open 2023 begins on January 17. In this five-day tournament, many legendary badminton stars from all over the world including India will be seen. Before the start of the tournament, Olympic gold medalist Carolina Marin of Spain and Commonwealth Games 2022 gold medalist Lakshya Sen participated in the press conference and gave a big response.
Talking about Lakshya Sen, he won last year’s title and this time he has the challenge of defending the title. Sen will also face compatriot HS Prannoy in the opening round and that is why his first match is very challenging.
Lakshya Sen reacts to clash with HS Prannoy
“My ultimate aim is to defend my title, but I am going to focus on one match at a time. Prannoy and I have played many times in the last one year but most of these matches were in the quarter-finals stage. This time though we are playing one first-round match after another and I need to treat it like any other game. ”
Three-time world champion Carolina Marin also said she is ready to make a comeback well and truly after recovering from a long injury. “There are a few things I need to work on. But overall I am happy with the way I played in Malaysia and I am not afraid to face anyone. I can beat anyone. ”
Let us tell you that this time fans are also allowed to go to the stadium and for this reason, Indian players are very excited about the domestic audience. A 19-member Indian team is participating in this tournament and these players are eager to perform better in front of the domestic fans.