Jan O Jorgensen, the last local winner of the men's singles title.
Smashing Stats: DANISA Denmark Open 2020
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
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The wait is finally over and the DANISA Denmark Open 2020 will mark the return of the HSBC BWF World Tour today following a seven-month COVID-19 enforced pause. Here are some fascinating facts about the Super 750 tournament.
Denmark is the most successful nation with 136 total titles across the five disciplines.
The host nation, however, has not completed a clean sweep since 1955. China were the last to do so in 2014.
The legendary Tonny Ahm is the competition’s most decoratedplayer with 19 titles.
Malaya’s Ong Hock Sim was the first non-European player to be champion. He took the men’s singles and men’s doubles (with Englishman F.M. Creen) crowns at the third edition in 1937.
Record for most consecutive title wins belongs to Denmark’s men’s singles icon Morten Frost, who triumphed seven times from 1980-1986.
Chinese ace Chen Long is the only athlete to complete a hattrick this century (2013-2015).
Fourth seeds Mark Lamsfuss/Isabel Herttrich have the chance to end Germany’s 49-year wait for success in mixed doubles. Wolfgang Bochow/Marieluise Wackerow were the last Germans to taste success in 1971.