“Being injured for some time has given me the opportunity to look at every aspect of my game, including my equipment,” he explained. “What I like most about (the new ASTROX 88 S) is that during shots with more compact swings, the shaft is really stiff and the shuttle is easier to control. On the other hand, during shots with more power, such as smashes, the shaft is more flexible and gives me even more power.”
Meanwhile, Carolina Marin (ESP), competing in her hometown, claimed an incredible fourth consecutive European Championships crown, and Chris and Gabby Adcock (ENG) successfully defended their title in mixed doubles to repeat their win from last year. Kim Astrup and Anders Skaa Rasmussen (DEN) and Gabriela and Stefani Stoeva (BUL) rounded out the Team Yonex podium sweep by winning men’s and women’s doubles, respectively.
The TOTAL BWF Thomas and Uber Cup Finals 2018 begin this month, May 20. Each country will be battling for their nation’s reputation and pride, so don’t miss it!