Boe and Conrad lost for the first time to Han and Zhou

October 15, 2019 9:45 Published by


Third time became the lucky number for the Chinese double Han and Zhou as they won in two games against Boe and Conrad at DANISA DENMARK OPEN presented by VICTOR.


For the first time the constellation with Mathias Boe and Mads Conrad played together on Danish ground. The two of them started their collaboration just a few months back were they won the title at Canada Open in their first tournament. Since then, they have played five tournaments and reached the finals in two of them.

DANISA DENMARK OPEN presented by VICTOR is the third tournament in a row Boe and Conrad have pulled the world rankings number six Cheng Kai Han and Hao Dong Zhou in the first round. The first two times the Danes has won in two games.

Also read how Jan Ø. Jørgensen lost against Jonathan Christie here 

First game was very close, and both sides tried to take control at the net. In the beginning, it was the Danes who won that game and was in the lead 11-8 at the break. Hereafter the Chinese double got some momentum and soon the match was tight again. They followed each other all the way until 19-19 were Han and Zhou with a little luck won two points in a row and took home the first game.

– We have the lead 19-18 in the first game. If we had won that, I think it would have been a different game and they would have lost their faith. Generally, I am happy with our performance in the first game, obviously not the result, Conrad said after the match.

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The second game began where the first one ended and the close affair continued. However, Boe and Conrad seemed to struggle a bit more and in the middle of the game Han and Zhou took the lead 9-13. The Danes made a strong comeback and especially Conrad stepped up and turned it around. Like the first game, it then went back and forward until the Danish double froze at 16, which led to the third time being the lucky number for Han and Zhou as they took home the win.

– Today we don’t play as well as in the two previous matches. We are a little too unsecure and none of us really could serve well, Conrad also explained.

Follow the matches at DANISA DENMARK OPEN presented by VICTOR here

Boe and Conrad are clearly annoyed by the loss but they are not too worried. As mentioned, the Chinese double are number six in the world at the moment and are known for their quality badminton.