Viktor Axelsen won his match in the second round of Denmark Open over former Olympic gold medalist Taufik Hidayat. 17-year-old Viktor Axelsen sat Thursday underlined strongly that he is a man of the future of Danish badminton when he defeated former Olympic and World Cup Taufik Hidayat gold medalist in three sets at the Denmark Open.
A little passive Axelsen had otherwise never reach the first set which he lost 16-21. But the 17-year-old youth world champion took revenge in the second set where he won the first four balls and kept up the pressure to 21-9. why would fight just as Wednesday's meeting between Hidayat and Danish Hans-Kristian Vittinghus into a third and deciding set . Here it was a different focus Indonesian you so.
But Viktor Axelsen continue its impressive game and led 11-8 by staying in the third set. The experienced Taufik tried to change tempo, but it seemed Axelsen not confuse. From position 12-11, he took the next seven points, and so the battle was decided. Although Hidayat got a little onto its lead, it ended with a Danish victory at 21-14. This is set for a terrific duel Dane.
Peter Gade won later Thursday his struggle over German Marc Zwiebler, and hence Peter Gade Friday meeting Axelsen in the quarterfinals. In women's doubles had Chris Pedersen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl, however, beaten in three sets. The Japanese couple Matsutomo Misaki and Ayaka Takahashi won the deciding set 21-19, and thus it was not for the Dane-awaited meeting in the quarterfinals, which Damkjær Line Kruse and Marie Røpke have qualified.