2014 Denmark Open Superseries Premier Underway

October 14th marked the first day of the 2014 Denmark Open Super Series Premier’s main draw. To kickoff the event and as it is the start of the autumn holidays for Danish students, young fans took advantage of the break to meet their favorite players Viktor Axelsen (ARCSABER 11SHB-87EX) and Jan O. Jorgensen (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE Ⅱ, SHBSC6iEX).

The event held at a Danish mall with a miniature court set up,fans got a chance to see their nation’s and the world’s best talents play an exhibition match against each other. Following the match, fans then got the unique opportunity to rally with the two world-class shuttlers. Viktor and Jan O. signed autographs, took pictures with their fans and Viktor even took a video of the event and posted it on his Facebook page. Take a look here.

As for the tournament itself, the main draw kicked off with mixed doubles. Leading the pack on their home turf was the No. 2 seed Danish pair of Christinna Pedersen (NANORAY 800SHB-01LX) and Joachim Fischer Nielsen, who confidently won against Germany’s Peter Kaesbauer/Isabel Herttrich 21-14, 21-8. Also on team Denmark, Mads Pieler Kolding (ARCSABER 11SHB-87EX)/Kamilla Rytter Juhl (NANORAY Z-SPEED) won in a close full-set match against Muhammad Rijal/Vita Marissa, 21-17, 17-21, 22-20. Thailand also had a good showing, with Maneepong Jongjit (VOLTRIC 80, SHBF1NLT)/Sapsiree Taerattanachai (ARCSABER 11,SHBSC6iEX) triumphing over Korean No. 6 seeds Ko Sung Hyun/Kim Ha Na, 21-18, 17-21, 21-16, and No. 8 seeds Sudket Prapakamol (VOLTRIC 70 E-tune, SHBF1NLT)/Saralee Thoungthongkam (NANORAY Z-SPEED, SHBF1NLT) securing a 21-18, 14-21, 21-13 win over Dutch Jacco Arends/Selena Piek. Finally, Indonesia’s Praveen Jordan (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE SHB87LTD)/Debby Susanto defeated Hong Kong’s Lee Chun Hei (ARCSABER 11, SHBF1NLT)/Chau Hoi Wah (NANORAY 800SHBF1NLX) at 21-16, 20-22, 24-22.

Men’s and women’s singles and doubles events are set to commence today, so be sure to watch for your favorite players as they make their way to the court!

Denmark Open Super series Premier Tournament Results

Mixed Doubles (Round 1)

[2]Joachim Fischer Nielsen/Christinna Pedersen (NR800, SHB-01LX)(DEN) def. Peter Kaesbauer/Isabel Herttrich (GER) 21-14, 21-8

[8]Sudket Prapakamol (VOLTRIC 70 E-tune, SHBF1NLT)/Saralee Thoungthongkam (NANORAY Z-SPEED, SHBF1NLT)(THA) def. Jacco Arends/Selena Piek (NLD) 21-18, 14-21, 21-13

Maneepong Jongjit (VOLTRIC 80, SHBF1NLT)/Sapsiree Taerattanachai (ARCSABER 11, SHBSC6iEX)(THA) def. [6]Ko Sung Hyun/Kim Ha Na (KOR) 21-18, 17-21, 21-16

Mads Pieler Kolding (ARCSABER 11, SHB-87EX)/Kamilla Rytter Juhl (NANORAY Z-SPEED)(DEN) def. Muhammad Rijal/Vita Marissa (INA) 21-17, 17-21, 22-20

Praveen Jordan (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE ⅡSHB87LTD)/Debby Susanto (INA) def. Lee Chun Hei (ARCSABER 11, SHBF1NLT)/Chau Hoi Wah (NANORAY 800, SHBF1NLX)(HKG) 21-16, 20-22, 24-22