Sunday, October 22, 2017

Lee Hyun-il vs Kidambi Srikanth in Denmark Open final

Lee Hyun-il still has a lot of badminton in him. (photo: BWF)
Odense: The 37-year-old Lee Hyun-il of Korea on Saturday showed that he still has a lot left in him, coming from a set down to defeat No. 1 seed and compatriot Son Wan-Ho to make it to the Denmark Open final. Lee defeated his compatriot and former World No. 1 Son Wan-Ho 25-23, 18-21, 21-17 in one hour and...

Ratchanok Intanon to play Akane Yamaguchi in Denmark Open final

Ratchanok Intanon is one win away from taking the 2017 Denmark Open title. (photo: AP)
Odense: Thailand’s unseeded Ratchanok Intanon held off World No.1 Tau Tzu Ying of Taiwan in a grueling three-set thriller, defeating the Taiwanese shuttler 21-14, 20-22, 21-14 on Saturday to reach the final of the US$750,000 Denmark Open badminton tournament. Awaiting Intanon in the final is Japan's No. 4 seed Akane Yamaguchi. Yamaguchi was forced to dig deep before prevailing in...

Viktor Axelsen stunned by Kidambi Srikanth in Denmark Open quarters

Viktor Axelsen loses to Kidambi Srikanth in 2017 Denmark Open quarter-finals.
Odense: World No. 1 Viktor Axelsen failed to live up to his end of the bargain on Friday, wasting chances to wrap up the match when he came from 19-20 down to force a deuce in the second set against World No. 8 Kidambi Srikanth of India. Axelsen lost control and missing shots he normally made in the decider, going...

Goh Soon Huat/Shevon Jemie Lai reach Denmark Open semis

Goh Soon Huat/Shevon Jemie Lai ease into 2017 Denmark Open semi-finals.
Odense: Malaysia's unseeded mixed doubles pair Goh Soon Huat/Shevon Jemie Lai breezed through the Denmark Open quarterfinal at Odense Sports Park with a straight-sets victory over Niclas Nohr/Sara Thygesen of Denmark on Friday. Goh/Lai reeled off 4 consecutive points when they were trailed 17-20 in the first set, held onto their nerves to win the first game 23-21. The Malaysian...

Goh Soon Huat/Shevon Lai survive another three-setter to enter Denmark Open quarters

Goh Soon Huat/Shevon Jemie Lai have a good chance of entering into the Denmark Open semis. (photo: AP)
dense: Malaysia's mixed doubles pair - Goh Soon Huat/Shevon Jemie Lai survived another scare in their journey after defeating the 2017 Japan Open winners and No. 6 seeds Wang Yilyu/Huang Dongping of China 21-14, 16-21, 21-18 in the Denmark Open second round on Thursday. Goh/Lai will take on qualifiers of Denmark Niclas Nohr/Sara Thygesen in the quarter-finals. After making a slow...

Denmark Open: Viktor Axelsen edges through as Lee Chong Wei crashes out

Viktor Axelsen made to work by qualifier Wei Nan in the 2017 Denmark Open second round. (photo: AP)
Odense: Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia slumped to a surprise loss at the Denmark Open second round as Viktor Axelsen and Son Wan-Ho battled into the quarter-finals. Favorite to win in front of home crowd, Viktor Axelsen had to dig deep to progress to the quarter-finals by defeating Wei Nan of Hong Kong 17-21, 21-10, 23-21. Axelsen is set to...

Carolina Marin, P.V. Sindhu knocked out of Denmark Open

P.V. Sindhu is out of the 2017 Denmark Open. (photo: AP)
Odense: Saina Nehwal upset fifth-seeded Carolina Marin on Wednesday to reach the second round of the Denmark Open in Odense, while second-seeded P.V. Sindhu was knocked out by Chen Yufei. Nehwal, who took control of the match early in the first set, defeated Marin 22-20, 21-18 in just 46 minutes. She will face unseeded Nitchaon Jindapol of Thailand in the second...

Lee Chong Wei & Viktor Axelsen stroll, Chen Long exits in Denmark openers

Lee Chong Wei faces H.S Prannoy in the 2017 Denmark Open second round. (photo: AP)
Odense: No. 7 seed Lee Chong Wei from Malaysia had to fight but eventually came through a tight opener on Wednesday at the Odense Sports Park, beating Pablo Abian of Spain 21-12, 21-16 to advance to the second round of the 2017 Denmark Open. Lee improved to 2-0 against Abian in their career encounter after Wednesday's victory and will play...

Lin Dan withdraws from Denmark Open

Perhaps Lin Dan is trying to conserve his energy for next week's French Open. (photo: AP)
Odense: Two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan has withdrawn from the Denmark Open that will kick off on Wednesday at the Odense Sports Park. In addition to Lin Dan, two other men's singles players from India - Ajay Jayaram and Sameer Verma also pulled out from the tournament. These withdrawals would boost Viktor Axelsen's chances of winning the tournament, since all three...

Unstoppable Kento Momota wins Dutch Open

Kento Momota will be able to break into men's top 100 in the BWF world rankings next week.
Almere: Former World No. 2 Kento Momota of Japan continued to play great again in Europe. After winning the 2017 USA International, 2017 Belgian International, and the Czech Open, Momota secured his fourth titles in two months on Sunday by winning the Dutch Open in Almere, Netherlands. Momota did not drop a set throughout the entire Dutch Open, needed only...

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Lee Hyun-il still has a lot of badminton in him. (photo: BWF)

Lee Hyun-il vs Kidambi Srikanth in Denmark Open final

Odense: The 37-year-old Lee Hyun-il of Korea on Saturday showed that he still has a lot left in him, coming from a set down...
Ratchanok Intanon is one win away from taking the 2017 Denmark Open title. (photo: AP)

Ratchanok Intanon to play Akane Yamaguchi in Denmark Open final

Odense: Thailand’s unseeded Ratchanok Intanon held off World No.1 Tau Tzu Ying of Taiwan in a grueling three-set thriller, defeating the Taiwanese shuttler 21-14,...
Viktor Axelsen loses to Kidambi Srikanth in 2017 Denmark Open quarter-finals.

Viktor Axelsen stunned by Kidambi Srikanth in Denmark Open quarters

Odense: World No. 1 Viktor Axelsen failed to live up to his end of the bargain on Friday, wasting chances to wrap up the...