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Five years after their last title at home, Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christinna Pedersen showcased their prowess and secured the glory for Denmark at the Yonex Denmark Open 2016. In an intense battle between youth and experience, the long-standing Danish partnership emerged triumphant with a 21-16, 22-20 victory over China’s rising stars, Zheng Siwei and Chen Qingchen. This victory marked Denmark’s fourth win on home soil and their 13th overall.

A Thrilling Match

The match showcased Fischer Nielsen’s determination and skill as he dominated the court with his explosive shots and impeccable net play. The Danes took an early lead in the first game but faced a tougher challenge in the second game as the Chinese duo fought back to level the score. At 20-18 in favor of China, it seemed like the match was headed for a decider, but the Danish pair displayed their resilience and quickly equalized. The pressure got to the inexperienced Chinese players, leading to critical errors that ultimately sealed their fate. Fischer Nielsen’s lethal left arm delivered the winning shot, securing the victory for Denmark.

Zheng Siwei & Chen Qingchen of China

“This win means so much to us. We have faced challenges and tough competition, but we have shown that we can perform at this level,” expressed Fischer Nielsen. He acknowledged the support of the 2,000-strong home crowd, highlighting their role in motivating the Danish pair to deliver their best. Pedersen echoed his sentiments, emphasizing the special feeling of winning titles on home soil.

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Joachim Fischer Nielsen & Christinna Pedersen of Denmark

“We are still at a world-class level, and it is incredible to play in front of our home fans,” Pedersen remarked, commending their opponents’ skills and the importance of their thorough preparation for the match. Fischer Nielsen praised 19-year-old Zheng Siwei for his agility on the court, highlighting his potential.

The Chinese players acknowledged the Danish pair’s experience as a valuable asset during crucial moments of the match. Despite their disappointment, they vowed to continue making strides and building on their performance in the past week.

Malaysians Triumph

Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong secured their first MetLife BWF World Superseries title as a Men’s Doubles pair. They displayed composure under pressure and saved a match point against their Thai opponents, Bodin Isara and Nipitphon Phuangphuapet. After losing the first game, the Olympic silver medalists found themselves trailing 15-11 in the second game. Despite their opponents’ strong comeback, Goh and Tan managed to force a decider and eventually clinched the victory with a score of 14-21, 22-20, 21-19.

Goh V Shem & Tan Wee Kiong

Reflecting on their win, Tan credited their positive mindset during the match and revealed their aspiration to reach the number one ranking in the future. The runners-up admitted their excitement got the better of them during the match point, promising to learn from the experience and continue their progress in upcoming tournaments.

Japanese Delight

Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi avenged their defeat from last season’s Denmark Open by defeating Jung Kyung Eun and Shin Seung Chan in the Women’s Doubles final. After a gripping 68-minute battle, the Olympic champions emerged victorious with a score of 19-21, 21-14, 21-12.

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Misaki Matsutomo & Ayaka Takahashi of Japan

The match witnessed a seesaw battle as the Japanese pair took an early 11-2 lead in the first game, only to be caught up by their opponents. However, Matsutomo and Takahashi regained their momentum in the second game and maintained control in the decider, securing their well-deserved victory. Takahashi expressed her satisfaction with the win, highlighting the significance of defeating the pair that had previously eliminated them from the tournament.

FAQs

Q: How many titles have Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christinna Pedersen won on home soil?
A: The Yonex Denmark Open 2016 victory marked their fourth win on home turf.

Q: What was the final score in Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong’s match?
A: The final score was 14-21, 22-20, 21-19 in favor of Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong.

Q: Who did Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi defeat in the Women’s Doubles final?
A: They defeated Jung Kyung Eun and Shin Seung Chan in the final.

Conclusion

The Yonex Denmark Open 2016 showcased thrilling badminton matches and celebrated the triumph of Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christinna Pedersen in the Mixed Doubles category. Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong emerged as victors in the Men’s Doubles, while Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi claimed the Women’s Doubles title. These players demonstrated their skills, determination, and the ability to perform at a world-class level. The tournament was a testament to the exciting and competitive nature of badminton, leaving fans eagerly anticipating future events. Visit Carnegiecentre for more badminton news and updates.

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