Viktor Axelsen Places as Finalist at 2015 Swiss Open

The Swiss Open was carried out between March 10th and 15th, with two YONEX shuttlers making impressive runs to the final.

YONEX All England Open quarterfinalist Viktor Axelsen (ARCSABER 11SHB-87EX) was the finalist in men’s singles, boasting a steadfast run. The 21 year old, who is now at No. 6 in the world, was seeded as No. 2 in the tournament, beating Xue Song of the same age in the semifinal. Viktor dominated in the match’s second game, not dropping the lead once, winning at 21-16 21-15. Earning a ticket to the final, the young Dane faced No. 1 seed K. Srikanth. Viktor managed to force a decider, taking control in game 2, leading his opponent from a 2-2 tie. While he placed as the tournament’s finalist, Viktor conquered all of his matches until the final without dropping a single game.

Thailand’s Busanan Ongbumrungpan (NANORAY Z-SPEED, SHBF1NLTD) also blazed a trail to the final in women’s singles, seizing all of her matches until the final in straight sets. On her road to the final, she beat No. 1 seed Wang Yihan in the quarterfinal, 21-13 21-15; and No. 5 Akane Yamaguchi (VOLTRIC 80 E-tune) in the semifinal, 24-22 21-17.

The YONEX-SUNRISE India Open Superseries commences on March 24th, with Viktor competing as the No. 6 seed. Be sure to keep your eyes on for updates!

Swiss Open 2015 Tournament Results

Men’s Singles

[1] K. Srikanth (IND) def. [2] Viktor Axelsen (ARCSABER 11SHB-87EX)(DEN) 21-15 12-21 21-14

Women’s Singles

[6] Sun Yu (CHN) def. Busanan Ongbumrungpan (NANORAY Z-SPEED, SHBF1NLTD)(THA) 21-16 21-12