Mathias Christiansen and Alexandra BØje, who have already clinched a Super 750 title at the Singapore Open this year and were French Open runners-up in 2021, are now on a mission to claim glory on home soil at the VICTOR Denmark Open 2023.
The Danish duo started strong, turning up the quality in the first game. Their opponents swiftly rallied back in the second, upping the ante to snatch it. The decider was close at first, but Christiansen believes they were more resilient.
“It’s almost like flipping a coin in the third game. We were the strongest and kept our calm,” he said. There were intense moments, including a yellow card for Ye, but the Danes ultimately sealed a 21-17 18-21 21-13 victory.
In their pursuit of a coveted final spot, they face the formidable Feng Yan Zhe/Huang Dong Ping. The pairs have crossed paths twice this year, including at the World Championships in Copenhagen in August. Feng/Huang won their only other earlier duel.
“Feng and Huang are world-class players. We won last time but this is a new match,” said Bøje. “They will be prepared for what we are going to bring. We hope for a good game, and of course, a win.”
*Reporting in collaboration with Badminton Europe
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