Many people consider Finn Kobberø to be the greatest men’s doubles and mixed doubles player ever. Kobberø is that Danish player who has won most titles in the world’s then most prestigious tournament, All England. 15 championships, seven in men’s doubles and eight in mixed doubles.
These victories have been won with four different partners. Six men’s doubles championships with Jørgen Hammergaard Hansen and one with Poul-Erik Nielsen in 1960. Kobberø became a champion four times in mixed doubles with Kirsten Thorndahl and four times with Ulla Strand.
Finn Kobberø was Danish Champion in men’s singles four times but despite the fact that he was often seeded no. one, he never won the All England title in singles. He reached the finals three times but lost twice to Erland Kops and once to Eddy Choong, Malaya. Kobberø has also lost the final five times in doubles. Twice in men’s doubles in 1959 and 1966 with Jørgen Hammergaard.
In mixed doubles he was defeated in the final in 1954 with Inge Birgit Anker Hansen, in 1958 with Aase Winther and in 1964 with Ulla Rasmussen.
Kobberø is that male player, who has won most titles in Denmark. To the many All England titles can be added 22 Danish Championships – four in men’s singles, nine in men’s doubles (seven with Jørgen Hammergaard and two with Bent Albertsen) and nine in mixed doubles (one with Inge Birgit Anker Hansen, three with Ulla Strand, two with Kirsten Thorndahl, two with Lis Hagen Olsen and one with Anne Flindt). Finn Kobberø was also Nordic Champion in mixed doubles in 1964 with Ulla Strand.
Finn Kobberø played 42 national matches for Denmark from 1953-1966.
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