Exciting finale on the cards in Odense
An all-China women’s singles final, an all-Japan women’s doubles final, an all-European mixed doubles final, and finally a Denmark-Indonesia final in the men’s singles and men’s doubles.
That sums up the line up for Sunday’s Denmark Open Super Series 2010 final day matches.
In the men’s singles, Denmark’s flag bearer Jan Jorgensen will square up against Taufik Hidayat while in the men’s doubles, defending champions Mathias Boe-Carsten Mogensen will take on reigning Olympic champions Markis Kido-Hendra Setiawan.
Mogensen-Boe, who have not dropped a game en route to the final are in a buoyant mood, the Indonesians are also optimistic and all indicators point towards a great final.
“We are aiming for a win. We have been in many finals, so of course it is only the goal that really counts so we are aiming for that tomorrow,” said Boe to www.badmintondenmark.com after the pair’s 21-11, 21-16 win over Japan’s Yoshiteru Hirobe-Kenta Kazuno.
Markis-Hendra, on the other hand beat another Japanese pair Hiroyuki Endo-Kenichi Hakiyawa 21-11, 21-9.
In the men’s singles, Taufik was stretched to three games in his 21-15, 17-21, 21-17 win over China’s Du Pengyu and a win over Jorgensen in the final will bring the Indonesian closer to a place in the season ending VICTOR BWF Super Series Finals.
The Finals, which will be played in Chinese Taipei on 5-9 January next year, is a tournament for the top eight players/pairs in the Super Series Standings.
Jorgensen, meanwhile, beat Hong Kong’s Hu Yun 21-12, 21-17.
In the women’s doubles, all-Japan final was assured after Russia’s Valeria Sorokina-Nina Vislova was beaten by top seeds Miyuki Maeda-Satoko Suetsuna 21-11, 21-9.
The Japanese will play Shizuka Matsuo-Mami Naito who benefited from Mizuki Fujii-Reika Kakiiwa’s withdrawal mid way through the third game at 11-5.
Fujii-Kakiiwa won the first game 24-22 but lost the second 19-21 and at one stage of the game the two pairs played an amazing 172 strokes before scoring a point.
In the women’s singles, Wang Yihan, the top seed will play compatriot Liu Xin in the final after beating Bulgaria’s Petya Nedelcheva 21-8, 21-10.
“It is a pity that I will not be playing Tine (Baun) in the final. However, I will still prepare my best to play in the final tomorrow,” said Yihan to www.badmintondenmark.com in reference to the No 2 seed’s loss in the last 16.
In the mixed doubles, England’s Nathan Robertson-Jenny Wallwork will take on former world champions Thomas Laybourn-Kamilla Rytter Juhl in the final.
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