Abreu rushes against the new top spot

Viktor Axelsen continues to live solid performances in 2020. The Danish badmintonstjerne opened the OLYMPIC year with a runner in Malaysia last week, and he i

Abreu rushes against the new top spot

Viktor Axelsen continues to live solid performances in 2020. The Danish badmintonstjerne opened the OLYMPIC year with a runner in Malaysia last week, and he i

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
17 January 2020 Friday 00:00
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Abreu rushes against the new top spot

Viktor Axelsen continues to live solid performances in 2020.

The Danish badmintonstjerne opened the OLYMPIC year with a runner in Malaysia last week, and he is on a direct course towards yet another top spot in the Indonesia Masters.

on Thursday, he played himself in the quarterfinals with a smooth victory over indoneseren Shesar Hiren Rhustavito, who was beaten in two sets with a 21-17, 21-14 after 46 minutes on the pitch.

Only the first set was relatively equal, and the two players went to the ad to 16-16, after which Abreu pulled from the last.

Then there was no more in the player from the host nation, who lost the first six balls in the second set and never came close to Abreu.

Dane is storfavorit to reach among the last four in the tournament. In the quarter-finals waiting for the on paper affordable resistance:

Here Abreu up against the chinese Xhao Jun Peng, who is ranked as number 36 in the world.

Anders Antonsen was later on Thursday also ready for the quarter finals of the tournament after an unusually turbulent struggle against japaneren Kenta Nishimoto. Aarhusianeren won with 23-21, 4-21, 21-11.

In the quarterfinal the fjerdeseedede dane meeting sjetteseedede Jonatan Christie of Indonesia.

the ladies ' could Line Kjærsfeldt not follow up on his surprising victory in the first round over the last Chen Yu Fei.

Denmark's second best damespiller lost clearly to verdensranglistens number 15, the american Beiwen Chang, with 11-21 and 14-21.

On the other hand, an encouragement in the ladies ' doubles, where Maiken Fruergaard and Sara Thygesen fetched an impressive victory over the andenseedede japanese Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota.

the Japanese, who are ranked as number three in the world, was beaten 18-21, 23-21 and 21-10.

Also herredoublen with Kim Astrup and Anders Skaarup is ready for the quarter finals after having beaten the south koreans, Kim Gi Jung and Lee Yong Dae.

the 31-year-old Lee Yong Dae has with other companions been one of the world's best doublespillere and is a former OLYMPIC gold medalist.

the Indonesia Masters is a so-called Super 500 tournament and is thus, in the fourth layer in the turneringshierarkiet on badmintonelitens World Tour.

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Updated: 17.01.2020 00:00
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