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Jones Ralfy Jansen won his first Superseries match at the 2017 Korea Open. (Photo: BadmintonPhoto)
Jones Ralfy Jansen: We have nothing to lose
Date: 9/13/2017 2:54 PM
Published by : Emma Lollike
The German men’s doubles, Jones Ralfy Jansen and Josche Zurwonne, are through the first round at Korea Open and prepare to face the world no. 1s next.

During Wednesday’s matches, Hyuk Gyun Choi and Kyung Hoon Park from the hosting nation, suffered a defeat to Jansen and Zurwonne in two sets; 21-17, 21-14.

- I'm glad that we could keep control for the whole match till the end of the game, Jansen explains to Badminton Europe.

He lost earlier on Tuesday with Eva Janssens in the mixed doubles qualification, but with the men’s doubles win he secured his first victory at Superseries level.

Had to get used to the wind
In the beginning of the match, the wind in the hall bothered Jansen and Zurwonne. 

But they found a way to get used to the head wind by the middle of the first set, and got it under control from there.

- In the second set, we were in the lead directly from the beginning and felt better and better after every point. 

Hoping for revenge
Their second-round match will be against top-seeds and the world no. 1s Carsten Mogensen and Mathias Boe from Denmark.

An encounter that Jansen and Zurwonne have experienced recently at the 2017 European Championships. 

- We lost once against them at the European Championship this year and it would be a tough match for us, but we’re gonna do our best to push the Danish pair to also have a tough match against us.


Jansen and Zurwonne gets company by all Danish men’s doubles in the second round at Korea Open. Besides their upcoming opponents, the duos Mads Pieler-Kolding/Mads Conrad-Petersen and Kim Astrup/Anders Skaarup Rasmussen are the only Europeans in the event that are playing on Thursday.

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