Yonex Denmark Open 2016: Young Stars Advance in Tense Opening Round

The Yonex Denmark Open kicked into full throttle on October 20th, with many matches keeping the local fans on the edges of their seats right from the opening rounds.

European Stars Shine in Opener

Young stars prevailed in tense opening encounters in both men’s and women’s singles. Local favorite and No. 2 seed Viktor Axelsen (ARCSABER 11, POWER CUSHION 65) prevailed against a spirited challenge from Korean Jeon Hyeok Jin. Viktor dominated in the opening game, holding an unbroken lead straight until the end. The second game would see his Korean opponent narrowly get the edge, but 2016 European Championships gold medalist Viktor dominated in the final game, advancing with a final score of 21-14 22-24 21-10.

After some time away from the court, Carolina Marin (NANORAY Z-SPEED, POWER CUSHION 02 LADIES) made a triumphant return to competition as the No. 1 seed. She faced off against local talent Julie Dawall Jakobsen in an extended full-game affair. The two would draw even at a game each, with Carolina narrowly getting the edge over her opponent in a see-saw final game, 21-13 16-21 24-22.

Doubles Teams Impress in Front of Local Crowd

Day 2 saw big wins in doubles from more hometown favorites. Kamilla Rytter Juhl (DUORA 10, POWER CUSHION 65) and Christinna Pedersen (DUORA 7POWER CUSHION LTD 2) briskly made it past the German pair of Johanna Goliszweski and Lara Kaepplein in 23 minutes. While the pairs exchanged points in the opening moments of both games, the Danish pair quickly seized control, exhibiting their veteran experience. The final score came to 21-7 21-9.

Meanwhile in men’s doubles, veteran pair and No. 2 seeds Mathias Boe (DUORA 10, POWER CUSHION COMFORT TOUR) and Carsten Mogensen (VOLTRIC 70 E-tunePOWER CUSHION 65) went up against the veteran-youngster team of Chen Hung Ling and Chi-Lin Wang. The heated battle extended for just an over an hour, but the local favorites prevailed, 21-14 19-21 22-20.

Yonex Denmark Open 2016 Tournament Results

Men’s Singles (Round 1)

[1]Lee Chong Wei (DUORA 10 LCW, Yonex Shoes)(MAS) def. Wei Nan (HKG) 16-21 21-19 21-11

[2] Viktor Axelsen (ARCSABER 11, POWER CUSHION 65) (DEN) def. Jeon Hyeok Jin (KOR) 21-14 22-24 21-10

[5] Chou Tien Chen (DUORA 10, POWER CUSHION 02 LTD)(TPE) def. Hu Yun (HKG) 22-20 21-5

[8] Rajiv Ouseph (DUORA 10, POWER CUSHION 65)(ENG) def. Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin (MAS) 21-8 17-21 21-17

Marc Zwiebler (ARCSABER 11POWER CUSHION AERUS 2 MENS)(GER) def. Giao Bin (CHN) 17-21 21-18 21-19

Shi Yuqi (CHN) def. [3] Jan O. Jorgensen (VOLTRIC 80 E-tune, POWER CUSHION COMFORT TOUR) (DEN) 21-16 19-21 21-14

Women’s Singles (Round 1)

[1] Carolina Marin (NANORAY Z-SPEED, POWER CUSHION 02 LADIES)(ESP) def. Julie Dawall Jakobsen (DEN) 21-13 16-21 24-22

[6] P. V. Sindhu (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE Ⅱ, POWER CUSHION 02 LTD)(IND) def. He Bingjiao (CHN) 21-14 21-19

[8] Akane Yamaguchi (VOLTRIC 70 E-tune, POWER CUSHION 65)(JPN) def. Nitchaon Jindapol (THA) 21-18 21-23 21-17

Sayaka Sato (ARCSABER 11, Yonex Shoes)(JPN) def. Natalia Koch Rohde (DEN) 20-22 21-16 21-13

Minatsu Mitani (ARCSABER 11, Yonex Shoes)(JPN) def. Kristina Gavnholt (CZE) 21-9 21-11

Men’s Doubles (Round 1)

[2] Mathias Boe (DUORA 10, POWER CUSHION COMFORT TOUR)/Carsten Mogensen (VOLTRIC 70 E-tunePOWER CUSHION 65)(DEN) def. Chen Hung Ling/Chi-Lin Wang (TPE) 21-14 19-21 22-20

[6] Vladimir Ivanov (DUORA 10, POWER CUSHION COMFORT TOUR)/Ivan Sozonov (VOLTRIC 80 E-tune, POWER CUSHION 65)(RUS) def. Huang Kaixiang/Wang Yilyu (CHN) 21-19 16-21 24-22

Marcus Ellis (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE Ⅱ, POWER CUSHION 65)/Chris Langridge (DUORA 7, POWER CUSHION 02 LTD)(ENG) def. Mark Lamsfuss/Marvin Emil Seidel (GER) 21-19 21-18

Kim Astrup (DUORA 10, POWER CUSHION AERUS MENS)/Anders Skaarup Rasmussen (DUORA 10, POWER CUSHION 65)(DEN) def. Manu Attri/Reddy B. Sumeeth 21-10 21-19

Takeshi Kamura (ARCSABER 11, Yonex Shoes)/Keigo Sonoda (ARCSABER 11, Yonex Shoes)(JPN) def. [3] Mads Pieler Kolding (ARCSABER 11, POWER CUSHION 65)/Mads Conrad-Petersen (DEN) 21-18 21-14

Hendra Setiawan (NANORAY 900SEPOWER CUSHION AERUS 2 MENS)/Rian Agung Saputro (INA) def. Jones Ralfy Jansen/Josche Zurwonne (GER) 17-21 21-9 21-17

Solgyu Choi/Kim Gi Jung (KOR) def. Mohammad Ahsan (NANORAY 900AHPOWER CUSHION 65 WIDE)/ Berry Angriawan (INA) 23-21 21-12

Women’s Doubles (Round 1)

[1] Ayaka Takahashi (DUORA 7)/Misaki Matsutomo (JPN) def. Setyana Mapasa/Gronya Somerville (AUS) 21-12 21-16

[3] Greysia Polii (NANORAY 900, POWER CUSHION 65)/Nitya Krishinda Maheswari (DUORA 7, POWER CUSHION 65)(INA) def. Chiang Mei Hui/Hsu Ya Ching (TPE) 21-13 21-8

[5] Kamilla Rytter Juhl (DUORA 10, POWER CUSHION 65)/Christinna Pedersen (DUORA 7POWER CUSHION LTD 2)(DEN) def. Johanna Goliszweski/Lara Kaepplein (GER) 21-7 21-9