Badminton. Strasbourg's Alex Lanier stops in the semi-finals in India

Badminton. Strasbourg's Alex Lanier stops in the semi-finals in India

A month ago in Saarbrücken, for his first semi-final of a World Tour Super 300 tournament, the Hylo Open, Alex Lanier had long resisted the finalist of the previous year and future 2023 winner, the Taiwanese Chou Tien Chen, head serial numbers 1 and 13e world singles (19-21, 21-19, 15-21).

This Saturday at the Syed Modi International in Lucknow (India), the young Strasbourg resident (18 years old), 49e in the global rankings, experienced essentially the same scenario for his second experience in the last four of a Super 300 against the Japanese Kenta Nishimoto, 12e, seeded No. 2 and winner this year of another Super 300, the Spanish Masters in Madrid on April 2. With, unfortunately for him, the same unfavorable outcome.

The 2022 European junior champion nevertheless played eye to eye with the Nippon and held his own during a marathon of one hour and forty minutes, before laying down his arms at the end of an indecisive duel in three rounds (17 -21, 21-13, 17-21), the first on the international scene between the two men.

After two Super 300 semi-finals, but also an International Challenge final in Ireland in the meantime, in one month, the European hope of 2022 and 2023 will continue his tour in India next week at the Guhawati Masters (Super 100).

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