Five WORLD championships and two OLYMPIC gold is at Lin Dance impressive cv, but the 36-year-old chinese badmintonstjerne has long since been overtaken by younger forces on the big stage.
Among them is Danish Viktor Axelsen, who on Wednesday morning, Danish time processed the veteran out in the first round of the Indonesia Masters in two sets.
Lin Dan is smoked down as number 18 on the world ranking and went useedet into the tournament. Axelsens sejrscifre at 21-12, 21-14 also testify to a match in which the dane was in control most of the way.
When he in the first set won six balls in a row and turned the 10-8 to 16-8, was the exchange rate set, and the pattern repeated itself in the second set, there was only balanced in the beginning.
Abreu has shown fine form in the beginning of the year and was as late as the Sunday in the finals of the Malaysia Masters. the
Abreu is in excellent shape. Photo: Mohd Rasfan/Ritzau Scanpix
In the second round, he meets indoneseren Shesar Hiren Rhustavito, which is number 19 in the world.
Today's perhaps biggest Danish holding in Jakarta, however, the ladies', where the Line Kjærsfeldt did it with verdensranglistens number one, Chen Yu Fei from China.
the Chinese have otherwise won the last four tournaments, she has set up, and broke a week ago just Kjærsfeldt in the first round in Malaysia.
But the dane, who is ranked as number 29 in the world, took revenge and awarded Chen Yu Fei a rare defeat in two sets with the digits 21-18 and 21-14.
the Opponent in the second round will be on paper more affordable. Here waiting for Beiwen Zhang of the UNITED states, which is ranked as number 35.
Hans Kristian-Vittinghus is to turn out of the tournament, as he had fought his way through two qualifying matches.
Vittinghus won otherwise the first set against Zhao Jun Peng with 21-13, but lost the subsequent 14-21 and 19-21.
Several Danish singlespillere, Rasmus Gemke, Jan Island. Jørgensen and Anders Antonsen also in action in the first round. It happens later on Wednesday.
the Indonesia Masters is a so-called Super 500 tournament and ranks thus on the fourth level of badmintonelitens World Tour.
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