Boe & Mogensen Win Their Second Korea Open Title
- 14 January 2014
At the beginning of 2014 season, Mathias Boe (VT80) and Carsten Mogensen (ARC-FB, SHBF1NLTD) captured their second title at the Korea Open. Lee Chong Wei (VTZF, SHB01LTD) and Ratchanok Intanon (ARC-FB, SHBF1NLX) became runners-up in the singles events.
After winning the semifinal against world No. 6 Hiroyuki Endo (VTZF)/Kenichi Hayakawa with a close 22-20 22-20, Mathias/Carsten faced Chinese Fu Haifeng/Hong Wei. Showing superb defence against opponents‘ hard smashes, the Danes controlled the rally to take initiative of the game. Their powerful attacking and pressure made the Chinese duo to make a lot of errors and Mathias/Carsten finished the game with 21-12 21-17. “So happy with the win here in Seoul. After a 2013 where we didn‘t win a SS tournament, it feels really great to be back on top.” they commented on their Facebook page.
Malaysia Open is held as the Superseries Premier from this year, January 14th to 19th and YONEX is proud of supporting this tournament as the official equipment supplier. No. 1 seed in the men’s singles, Chong Wei is aiming for the seventh consecutive title there. Mohammad Ahsan (ARC-FB)/Hendra Setiawan (NR800, SHBF1NLTD) are seeded as No. 1 in the men’s doubles and going to defend their title. Mathias/Carsten are No. 2 seed. Ratchanok is No. 3 seed in the women’s singles and Kamilla Rytter Juhl (NR-ZSP)/Christinna Pedersen(NR800, SHB-01LX) are seeded as No. 2 in the women’s doubles. Please don't miss this prestigious event.
Tournament Results: Finals
Images of Boe/Mogensen and Intanon are from YONEX Denmark Open 2013.
Lee’s image is from BWF World Superseries Finals 2013.