Copenhagen: Despite being crowned the Danish badminton player of the year of 2014 on December 28, world number three Jan Jorgensen appeared sluggish at the Copenhagen Masters final against his younger compatriot Viktor Axelsen on Sunday.
Jorgensen got off to a good start in the first set by racing to a quick 18-12 lead. However, Jorgensen seemed to have lost his focus all of the sudden and began to commit unforced errors at an alarming rate. Axelsen seized that opportunity to reel off 10 of the next 12 points and eventually took the first set 22-20.
Jorgensen could not recover from his demoralized first set defeat and allowed Axelsen to win the second set easily 21-19.
It was the second time Viktor Axelsen has won the Christmas tournament in Falconer Hall. Jan O. Jorgensen had won it three times.
The tournament was by invitation only.
Here are the final results of the Copenhagen Masters:
Christinna Pedersen-Kamilla Rytter Juhl (Denmark) bt Suci Rizky Andini-Tiara Rosalia Nuraidah (Indonesia) 21-18, 21-16
Mathias Boe-Carsten Mogensen (Denmark) bt Rasmussen Anders Skaarup-Mads Conrad-Petersen (Denmark) 21-18, 21-15
Joachim Fischer Nielsen-Christinna Pedersen (Denmark) bt Carsten Mogensen-Kamilla Rytter Juhl (Denmark) 21-18, 14-21, 21-13