AS a junior shuttler, Denmark’s Jan O Jorgensen used to watch in awe the captivating moves of Indonesian Taufik Hidayat on the court.
So, how did it feel to actually beat his idol for the first time – in the first round of the Malaysian Open – on Wednesday?
“It was an amazing feeling,” said the 22-year-old Dane, who won 7-21, 21-19, 21-17.
The win has given him a huge dose of confidence as he seeks to reach greater heights this year.
Taufik is just one of the many big names to have fallen to Jorgensen over the last year. His other big scalps included that of his more illustrious compatriot Peter-Gade Christensen, China’s Chen Jin and Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei.