Mark Caljouw wins the Austrian Open 2019 (Photo: BadmintonPhoto)
Mission accomplished
Date: 2/24/2019 10:40 PM
Published by : Mireille van Daal
The Austrian Open 2019 has come to an end. Remarkable were the titles young Chinese players claimed in their first senior year. Also remarkable: the remaining titles the Dutch players claimed.

Robin Tabeling and Selena Piek (The Netherlands) are a new pair who made a good start together by reaching the semi-finals of the Malaysia Masters. This weekend they were able to lift their performance a step higher by beating Danny Bawa Chrisnanta and Wei Han Tan (Singapore) in the finals.

Mark Caljouw was the favorite to win the tournament, but it was not so self-evident he would actually do so, as was shown in the other events. However, he did and he could return home with a smile.

- I came here with the goal to win. So when that succeeded, that was an awesome feeling!

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Ups and downs

Caljouw faced one of the talented players China sent to Austria: The Olympic youth champion Shifeng Li. Caljouw had a tough cookie on Li, but showed better physical endurance. In three games, the victory was for Caljouw.

- I did not always play my top level. I had ups and downs during the tournament.

- In the end, it is only the result that matters. So I am very happy and satisfied!

An overview of the finals

Men’s singles

Mark Caljouw (The Netherlands) beat Shifeng Li (China): 8-21 23-21 21-9

Mixed doubles

Robin Tabeling & Selena Piek (The Netherlands) beat Danny Bawa Chrisnanta & Wei Han Tan (Singapore): 19-21 21-16 21-12

Men’s doubles

Guo Xinwa & Liu Shiwen (China) beat Joel Eipe & Rasmus Kjaer (Denmark): 21-15 20-22 21-16

Women’s doubles

Liu Xuanxuan & Xia Yuting (China) beat Anastasiia Akchurina & Olga Morozova (Russia): 21-17 21-15

Women’s singles

Wang Zhiyi (China) beat Porntip Buranaprasertsuk (Thailand): 21-18 21-10

Find all the matches and results of the Austrian Open 2019 here


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