Copenhagen: The 39-year-old men’s doubles legend from Denmark, Mathias Boe, who announced his retirement from Badminton on Thursday after a 20-year career playing for Denmark, made top 5 men’s doubles picks of his era.
The Frederikssund born player said that Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong of Malaysia, Fu Haifeng/Cai Yun of China, Lee Yong Dae/Jung Jae Sung and Lee Yong Dae/Yoo Yeon Seong of Korea, Hendra Setiawan/Mohammad Ahsan and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo/Marcus Fernaldi Gideon Indonesia were the toughest opponents during his illustrious career.
“I have had many questions regarding my toughest opponents. Here is my top 5, no necessary in given order:
1. Fu/Cai no words really needed, they have won everything (several times) 🔥🔥
2. @leeyd88 /Jung (could have been Yoo also). I specially remember Olympic semi (2012), and final in Indonesia open same year, where is had to change shorts before third game😂🥵🙌🏻
3. @hendrasansan / @king.chayra as fu/Cai they have won everything (except Olympics ,AHSAN). Incredible in the “first 4”, skill from another planet and calm as a cucumber.⚔️😊🤘🏻
4. No list without these guys, insane power from Marcus and Kevin’s brilliance around the court, makes them unbeatable on their best days🏃😃.
5. Koo/Tan, we have multiple great battles against these guys, I especially remember All England final 2011. 👌🏼💪🏻”
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Boe and his men’s doubles partner, Carsten Mogensen, were undoubtedly the best men’s doubles pair from Denmark in the last two decades, as they have won over 25 high-level tournaments, including silver medals at the 2012 Olympics and the 2013 World Championships. They also won the 2011 and 2015 All England as a pair. On the men’s team side, he was a member of the Denmark men’s team which won the 2016 Thomas Cup.