World Champions defeated in the quarterfinals

Denmark Open 2022. He Bing Jiao

Viktor Axelsen wont have the chance to win DENMARK OPEN presented by VICTOR two years in a row. The Danish World Champion in Men’s singles was defeated in the quarterfinals. Also World Champion in Women’s singles Akane Yamaguchi leaves the tournament.


None of last years winners of DENMARK OPEN presented by VICTOR will retreive the title.

Loh Kean Yew defeats Viktor Axelsen in Men’s singles, while He Bing Jiao in Women’s singles is getting through to the semi finals with a win against Akane Yamaguchi. 

 In mixed doubles last years winners from Japan, Yuta Watanabe/Arisa Higashino, were beaten by unseeded Goh Soon Huat/Lai Shevon Jemie from Malaysia.


Here are some of the results on Friday:

  • Viktor Axelsen (1.) – Loh Kean Yew (7.): 17-21, 10-21
  • Zheng Siwei/Huang Yaqiong (3.) – Thom Gicquel/Delphine Delrue (6.): 20-22, 13-21
  • Lee Zii Jia (4.) – Jonatan Christie (8.): 21-16, 18-21, 21-18
  • Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty (7.) – Aaron Chia/Soh Wooi Yik (4.): 16-21, 19-21  
  • Tai Tzu Ying (2.) – Ratchanok Intanon (5.): 21-10,  20-22, 16-21
  • Chou Tien Chen (5.) – Shi Yuqi: 17-21, 19-21
  • Chen Yufei (3. seedet) – Pornpawee Chochuwong (7. seedet): 21-10, 22-20, 21-16
  • Yuki Fukushima/Sayaka Hirota (4.) – Jongkolphan Kititharakul/Rawinda Prajongjai (6.): 18-21, 21-13, 11-21
  • Goh Soon Huat/Lai Shevon Jemie – Yuta Watanabe/Arisa Higashino (20.): 21-18, 21-14


The semi finals will begin Saturday at 10 AM.

Former champion Axelsen enter DENMARK OPEN presented by VICTOR today

Anders Antonsen - DENMARK OPEN presented by VICTOR

Viktor Axelsen, Anders Antonsen and Kim Astrup/Anders Skaarup are some of the players, who will play their first game at this year’s DENMARK OPEN 2022 presented by VICTOR.

It is time for the last players to enter the courts in DENMARK OPEN 2022 presented by VICTOR.

On Wednesday the last part of the first round will be played from 9 AM.

Here are some of the biggest matches we are looking forward to:

  • Anders Antonsen (3.) – Shi Yuqi
  • Viktor Axelsen (1.) – Kunlavut Vitidsarn
  • Kim Astrup/Anders Skaarup (6.) – Leo Rolly Carnando/Daniel Marthin
  • Busanan Ongbamrungphan – Tai Tzu Ying (2.)
  • Maiken Fruergaard/Sara Thygesen – Chicharu Shida/Nami Matsuyama (3.)
  • Mathias Christiansen/Alexandra Bøje – Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing (8.)
  • Akira Koga/Taichi Saito – Marcus Gideon/Kevin Sukamuljo (2.)
  • Lakshya Sen – Anthony Ginting (6.)
  • Kirsty Gilmour – Ratchanok Intanon (5.)
  • Zhao Junpeng – Prannoy H.S.
  • Aaron Chia/Soh Wooi Yik (4.) – Mark Lamsfuss/Marvin Seidel



Second round will be played on Thursday.

VICTOR DENMARK OPEN stays in Odense and moves to a bigger arena from 2022

Destination Fyn, Odense municipality, and Badminton Danmark have extended the contract which means that the world’s second oldest badminton tournament VICTOR DENMARK OPEN remains in Odense until 2026. But from 2022 the World Tour Super 750 tournament moves from Odense Idrætshal to Jyske Bank Arena in Odense.


Badminton fans from around the world do not have to change their itinerary to visit VICTOR DENMARK OPEN in the future – not that much at least. The big tournament will stay in Odense but moves a few kilometers to a bigger arena called Jyske Bank Arena.

Click here to get your ticket for the VICTOR DENMARK OPEN 2021

That means that even more badminton fans get the chance to watch Axelsen, Antonsen, Momota, Sindhu and all the other badminton stars live in the city of Odense.

– This is a unique platform to both present badminton at the absolute highest level, attract tourists from home and abroad, and at the same time make important business contacts to Asia – to the great benefit of Odense’s local business community. That is why it is incredibly good news that together with Destination Fyn we have succeeded in securing the hosting of such a large sporting event, says the mayor of Odense Municipality, Peter Rahbæk Juel.

Badminton Denmark, which has experienced great interest in the Denmark Open hosting from other parts of the country, is pleased that the parties are looking into a crystal ball with five years full of exciting new opportunities in Jyske Bank Arena.

– It was far from a given that we should stay in Odense, now that Odense Idrætshal has so obviously become too small for the event. However, we greatly appreciate the cooperation with both the local volunteers, the authorities, and Destination Fyn. The common experience we have built up over the years around the event is incredibly valuable to be able to build on, says Bo Jensen, director of Badminton Denmark.

The ticket sales for VICTOR DENMARK OPEN 2021 begin today, Wednesday 2 June, on

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