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Quarterfinals summary: Titans thrilled and took home triumphs

October 19, 2019 1:18 Published by

 

There were tons of thrilling titan badminton rallies going on through Friday at DANISA DENMARK OPEN presented by VICTOR. While Viktor Axelsen managed to overcome Anders Antonsen in a highly profiled Danish duel, the four best women’s singles in the world thundered on to the semifinals. Here’s the summary of the quarterfinals.

 

Our semifinalists at DANISA DENMARK OPEN presented by VICTOR have been found post to a sublime day of badminton thrillers, where local favorite Viktor Axelsen proved that he indeed is back from his injuries as he in convincing manners overcame his fellow countryman, Anders Antonsen, 24-22, 21-12, in a grandiose battle.

– It feels absolutely incredible. Completely amazing atmosphere in there. It’s a pleasure to win on home soil and to win the game is just a bonus, a happy Viktor Axelsen told.

Read the entire recap of the Danish clash right here

The third Dane in the quarterfinals, Rasmus Gemke, also put in his most. With impressive play he managed to steal the second game but in the end, despite of a crazy support from the crowd in Odense, the world champion took the win.

– It gives me faith in that I can compete with the very best players in the world, an exhausted Gemke told after the match.

Read the recap of Gemke vs. Momota right here

In women’s singles, the young Korean An Se Young almost managed to take down yet another titan in the first  match of the day. Thursday, the 17-teen-year-old convincingly defeated World Champion Pusarla V. Sindhu and Friday she was just one step away from taking in the triumph against Olympic Champion Carolina Marin.

However, the Spanish superstar was able to keep calm despite the pressure from her young opponent and pull through with a win, 18-21, 21-19, 21-18. After the match it was a very respectful Marin we talked to.

– Young will be really good. She will do really well in the future if she keeps improving her game, said Marin about her opponent after knocking her out.

Get the recap of the match right here

Another indeed thrilling match ending closely in the third set was the women’s doubles showdown between world number one pair, Mayu Matsumoto/Wakana Nagahari and Lee So Hee/Shin Seung Chan.

Here too, it was the favorites that ended with taking home the victory but only by marginals with a final score of 18-21, 21-13, 22-20.

In mixeddoubles, however, we witnessed another super close match, that didn’t play out in favor of the bookmakers’ preferred choice. Defending champions in Odense as well as two times defending world champions, Zheng Siwei/Huang Yaqiong were beaten at the finish line by sixth seeded Praveen Jordan/Melati Oktavianti.

You can all today’s match results right here

Saturday, things for sure heat up to a next level as the semifinals spark off and a great deal of voltage awaits. Alone in the women’s singles category all of the world ranked highest players are left, Marin vs. Okuhara and Yu Fei vs. Tai.

Of course, Badminton Denmark will see to cover the event the entire week on all our social media as well as our websites, badminton.dk and denmarkopen.dk.

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Also have mind, that no less than four side events are taking place around the main event. Click here to follow the results of VICTOR DENMARK PARA-BADMINTON presented by DANISA, and click here to get more information on VICTOR DENMARK JUNIOR presented by DANISA and VICTOR DENMARK SENIOR presented by DANISA.