In men’s singles, Kashyap Parupalli (ARCSABER 11) made it to the semifinals after a heavily offensive match against local favorite and badminton juggernaut Jan O. Jorgensen (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE ㈼,SHBSC6iEX). Kashyap demonstrated cool confidence in his match against the world No. 3, winning at 21-19 21-15. Number three seeds and world No. 3 pair Mathias Boe (ARCSABER 11,SHBSC6iEX)/Carsten Mogensen (ARCSABER 11, SHB87LTD) were also semifinalists, giving the Chinese pair of Chai Biao/Hong Wei a run for their money after coming back from a set down in the preceding quarterfinal match. Despite facing the skilled pair, the two Danes figured out their opponents in the first game, bouncing back with a vengeance in the last two. Boasting a strong return game, the two Danes won 16-21 21-18 21-15.
On the women’s side, the doubles semifinal had No. 3 seeds Ayaka Takahashi (VOLTRIC 80)/Misaki Matsutomo face off against No. 6 seeds Reika Kakiiwa (VOLTRIC 80)/Miyuki Maeda (VOLTRIC 70 E-tune) in a repeat of this year’s YONEX OPEN JAPAN final. While being nearly evenly matched in the first game, Ayaka and Misaki conquered their teammates in the second game, registering a straight-sets victory, 21-18 21-12. They came out as the runners-up after a final match with China’s Wang Xiaoli/Yu Yang.
While most of the action happens on the court, tournaments are also a great place for fans to meet their favorite stars off the court. This year’s Denmark Open proved no different, with top-players like Jan O. Jorgensen and Mohammad Ahsan (NANORAY 900, SHB87LTD)/Hendra Setiawan (NANORAY 900, SHBF1NLTD) giving autographs to many excited fans. Even retired former world No. 1 Peter Gade also showed up at his country’s tournament, signing memorabilia and posing for pictures with fans.
Team YONEX will be back in full-force tomorrow (October 21st) at the YONEX French Open, so watch their progress and see where they go next!
 Wang Xiaoli/Yu Yang (CHN) def.  Ayaka Takahashi (VOLTRIC 80)/Misaki Matsutomo (JPN) 21-14 21-14