The quarter finalists have been found: Three Danes through, 17-year-old knocked out World Champion and Marin in long gameOctober 17, 2019 9:06
Another day has gone at DANISA DENMARK OPEN presented by VICTOR and yet again we witnessed badminton at highest level including Marin-Cheung in a marathon game and a big surprise when Pursala Sindhu was beaten by teenager An Se Young.
With today’s games finished we are reaching the final stages of the Danish Super 750 tournament as the remaining players are now entering the quarter finals. It was a day where several seeded players proved their worth and secured themselves another match at Danish ground.
Among the matches the spectators could see Carolina Marin chasing the victory against Cheung Ngan Yi in a marathon game that she ended up winning 29-27 after another close race in first game which she brought home 22-20. The second game could have fallen out in both player’s direction but the Olympic Champion took the victory.
Also the top seeded men’s singles players Chou Tien Chen (second seeded) and Kento Momota (first seeded) did what was expected. Chou won 21-17, 21-14 against Shesar Rhustavito and are now facing Chen Long in the next stage. Momota gave Sai Praneet a real lesson when proving he just is a player on the very highest level beating him 21-6, 21-14. With Momota’s victory he can now prepare for Rasmus Gemke who are waiting him.
Rasmus Gemke are one of the only three Danes left in the Danish tournament. He pulled off a very strong performance against the sixth seeded Jonatan Christie who he had never beaten before. In just two games, 21-17, 23-21 he advanced for the quarter finals for the first time after an intensive ending. Also Viktor Axelsen did his job at high quality when Khosit Phetpradab never really had a chance against the big Dane. Viktor is looking more and more fit after being outside the court for a while due to an injury. With 21-13, 21-15 and a great performance he can achieve anything at this tournament. To do that he will have to go past Anders Antonsen who was playing a really good match against Wangcharoen. With Antonsen as number four on the world rank and the Thai on 13th you could have expected a close match, but it never was either on the scoreboard or on court. With 21-17, 21-12 Denmark are now sure that they will have at least one player in the semi-finals.
For some players the road to the quarter finals was a little different. Last year’s men’s doubles winners Gideon/Sukamuljo had to pass English side Lane/Vendy to advance and they did without even playing. Vendy was unable to play due to food poisoning and therefore it was a walkover for the Indonesians. In the third game of the match between Zhang-Sung the last mentioned sprained her ankle which forced her to stop the match. Zhang was already in the lead in third game but did not have to finish and thereby saved a little energy for the game against Okuhara.
In women’s singles Chen Yu Fei who are the highest seeded player in the category left found the way as she won 21-14, 21-10 against her fellow-countryman Cai Yan Yan. Tai Tzu Ying who got to lift the trophy in last year’s DANISA DENMARK OPEN presented by VICTOR succeeded in her chase of taking another title when Michelle Li was beaten 21-17, 21-17. It was quite a surprise when the World Champion Pusarla Sindhu ran into a defeat against the youngster An Se young. The 17-year old South Korean took an also quite convincing win in two games 21-14, 21-17. Young are now facing Marin and are here looking for what could be another big surprising win.
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