First Superseries glory for Vittinghus
Date: 6/13/2016 1:01 PM
Published by : Manuel Røsler

Hans-Kristian Vittinghus' mission to win his first ever Superseries title was successful as he outlasted Korea's Jeon Hyeok-jin to win the Australian Open (750.000 Dollars) title on Sunday.

The Dane defeated Korean Hyeok-Jin (20) to win his maiden Superseries title. The 30-year-old, ranked 12 in the BWF world ranking, finished strongly to beat Jeon 21-16, 19-21, 21-11 in 71 minutes as he took full control of the decider.

He became the first Dane in the singles competition to win a Superseries tournament in two years and took away a $56,000 cheque as the winner. Vittinghus capped a sublime two-month period with his first career Superseries title and a Thomas Cup trophy.

The 30 year old will rise to a top 10 spot in the BWF world rankings of this week.

Big victory – but also a big relief“ - Hans-Kristian Vittinghus

"What a moment this is. It is a very big victory for me," said Vittinghus. "And it is also a big relief. I was working very hard for this first Superseries title in the last years and I am happy I finally made it.“

Vittinghus also led Denmark to victory in the fifth and final match of last month's Thomas Cup final against Indonesia in China, the first time a European nation won the most prestigious teams cup competition in badminton.

The finals results:

Australian Open Superseries 2016

MS: Hans-Kristian Vittinghus (DEN) vs Jeon Hyeok-jin (KOR) 21-16, 19-21, 21-11

WS: Saina Nehwal (IND) vs Sun Yu (CHN) 11-21, 21-14, 21-19

MD: Gideon/Sukamuljo (INA) vs Pratama/Suwardi (INA) 21-14, 21-15

WD: Bao/Chen (CHN) vs Maheswari/Polii (INA) 23-21, 21-17

XD: Lu Kai/Huang (CHN) vs Zheng/Chen (CHN) 21-18, 21-14

Article by Manuel Rösler. Photos (LIVE) by BadmintonPhoto.

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