Second-round prelude: Actionpacked showdowns in pipeline for day threeOctober 17, 2019 6:00
First round is all over and second round, offering several exciting showdowns, is about to go down. Will we get to see more surprises Thursday, or will the favorites take home the triumphs? Can the remaining Danish men’s singles keep their game? Get wiser on what to expect from round two of DANISA DENMARK OPEN 2019 presented by VICTOR.
Going in to the third day of DANISA DENMARK OPEN 2019 presented by VICTOR, things are heating up and the fire has been laid for a fierce day of top showdowns.
Get an overview of how Wednesday went at DANISA DENMARK OPEN presented by VICTOR right here
Though Thursday is the second-round day, we haven’t yet had the chance to see the second seeded mixeddouble, Huang Dongping/Wang Yi Lyu, in action as they had a walkover in first round. However, being up against world number nine constellation, Gloria Widjaja/Hafiz Faizal, the Chinese favorites can not expect to slide easily into the quarter finals. The Indonesian constellation have shown great condition lately reaching the semifinals at both Japan Open and Chinese Taipei Open. Nevertheless, Widjaja/Faizal haven’t yet managed to beat the Chinese favorites, but as we have seen time after time at DANISA DENMARK OPEN presented by VICTOR; anything can happen.
Back in the beginning of August, the Indian men’s doubles pair Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty showed that they indeed are capable of taking home titles. They did that excactly at the Thailand Open. Rankireddy/Sheddy will, however, be in for a tough ride facing Hang Cheng Kai/Zhou Hao Dong, who after two losses in row to Mathias Boe/Mads Conrad-Petersen, finally got things turned around. We’ll find out soon enough if they can sustain their momentum.
Also read: Anders Antonsen
In men’s singles, home turf favorites Anders Antonsen and Viktor Axelsen played up to the audience’s expectations Wednesday night defeating Kidambi Srikanth and Kenta Nishimoto, respectively. Today, the two strong Danes are up against each their Thai opponent. Axelsen faces Khosit Phetpradab and Antonsen plays Kantaphon Wangcharoen. Third Dane left in the tournament is also a men’s singles player, Rasmus Gemke, who is going up against Jonathan Christie who knocked Jan Ø. Jørgensen in his first-round match.
Tuesday, Frenchman Brice Leverdez managed to deliver a genuine surprise beating eight seeded Anthony Ginting. Today, he faces Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus’ overpower in the first round, Tommy Sugiarto. With Sugiarto being the bookmakers’ clear favorite, it will be interesting to see if Leverdez can manage to astonish the audience in Odense once again.
Surprising match outcomes or not, we are in no doubt that there will be plenty of actionpacked adventures waiting for us in Odense through Thursday!
Of course, Badminton Denmark will see to cover the event the entire week on all our social media platforms as well as our websites, badminton.dk and denmarkopen.dk.
If you are located outside of Danish borders, remember that you can follow the matches at DANISA DENMARK OPEN 2019 presented by VICTOR live via Zibrasport.
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.