Tough Danish draw at VICTOR DENMARK OPENSeptember 28, 2021 4:31
Across all the categories the Danish players has gotten a very tough draw at VICTOR DENMARK OPEN 2021. Already from the beginning of the tournament, we will some great matches in Odense Idrætshal.
First round of the Super 1000-tournament VICTOR DENMARK OPEN 2021 offers a repetition of last year’s men’s singles final.
The two childhood friends Anders Antonsen and Rasmus Gemke is already facing each other that early in the tournament. Last year the two players played three physical tough games, before Anders Antonsen had won.
Viktor Axelsen will also be tested from the beginning of the tournament. He is facing Chinese Shi Yuqi, who previously in his career has won All England. However, the second seeded Dane leads 5-1 in the head-to-head statistics.
Antonsen and Axelsen are in different halves of the draw, which means they can’t meet before a possible final. Antonsen is in the same half as the world’s number one, Kento Momota, who can be the opponent in the semifinal.
It doesn’t look much better for the women’s singles. Admittedly Mia Blichfeldt in the first round faces the unseeded Lianne Tan, but in a possibly second round the eight seeded Michelle Li can be the opponent. Last year, she was the one who knocked out Blichfeldt from the tournament.
Tough opposition already awaits Line Kjærsfeldt in the first round against Japanese Akane Yamaguchi, who are second seeded. Also, Line Christophersen face a seeded opponent in Pornpawee Chochuwong from Thailand.
Both Line Christophersen, Line Kjærsfeldt and Julie Dawall Jakobsen are in the same quarter of the draw.
Just like in the men’s singles, there is also a pure Danish fight in first round of the men’s doubles.
Denmark’s highest seeded pair, Kim Astrup and Anders Skaarup, is up against Daniel Lundgaard and Mathias Thyrri.
Last year’s surprise in that category was Joel Eipe and Rasmus Kjær. This year, they face Ong and Teo from Malaysia.
Just as Eipe and Kjær, Christine Busch and Amalie Schulz also surprised last year my reaching the semifinals. They start this tournament by meeting the Chinese Huang Dongping and Zheng Yu.
Sara Thygesen and Maiken Fruergaard faces Vivian Hoo and Lim Chiew Sien, while Amalie Magelund and Freja has gotten a tough draw. On the other side of the net stands the first seeded Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan.
Tough match also waits for Mikkel Mikkelsen and Rikke Søby in mixed doubles. Theirs opponents are Praveen Jordan and Melati Daeva Oktavianti, who are third seeded.
Not much butter is the draw for Jeppe Bay and Sara Lundgaard, who will face Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith – seeded six in the tournament.
Below you can get an overview of the Danish matches in the first round of VICTOR DENMARK OPEN:
- Viktor Axelsen (2. seeded) – Shi Yuqi
- Anders Antonsen (3. seeded) – Rasmus Gemke
- Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus – Tzu Wei Wang
- Mia Blichfeldt – Lianne Tan
- Line Christophersen – Pornpawee Chochuwong (7. seeded)
- Line Kjærsfeldt – Akane Yamaguchi (2. seeded)
- Julie Dawall Jakobsen – Gregoria Mariska Tunjung
- Kim Astrup/Anders Skaarup (8. seeded) – Daniel Lundgaard/Mathias Thyrri
- Jeppe Bay/Lasse Mølhede – Kusumawardana/Rambitan
- Joel Eipe/Rasmus Kjær – Ong/Teo
- Sara Thygesen/Maiken Fruergaard – Vivian Hoo/Lim Chiew Sien
- Amalie Magelund/Freja Ravn – Cheng Qingchen/Jia Yifan (1. seeded)
- Julie Finne-Ipsen/Mai Surrow – Gabriela Stoeva/Stefani Stoeva (7. seeded)
- Christine Busch/Amalie Schulz – Huang Dongping/Zheng Yu
- Niclas Nøhr/Amalie Magelund – Lee Jhe-Huei/Hsu Ya Ching
- Mikkel Mikkelsen/Rikke Søby – Praveen Jordan/Melati Daeva Oktavianti (3. seeded)
- Jeppe Bay/Sara Lundgaard – Marcus Ellis/Lauren Smith (6. seeded)
VICTOR DENMARK OPEN ranks as a Super 1000-tournament and for the 13th time takes place in Odense Idrætshal. This year it will be held from October 19th to October 24th.
Together with our sponsors, VICTOR (title sponsor), HSBC (World Tour sponsor), Mille Food, Visit Odense, Grundfos and Holstebro Rejsecenter and our partners BWF, TotalEnergies, Odense Kommune, Scandic, Midtfyns Bryghus, Anton Berg, Nespresso, Kims, Thaisen Hus, Philipson Wine and TV 2 SPORT we are looking forward to welcoming you to VICTOR DENMARK OPEN from October 19-24 in Odense Sports Park.