Good day for Europe
Date: 1/15/2013 9:45 PM
Published by : Manuel Røsler
Great day for Europe at the 2013 Malaysian Open Superseries as many European top shuttlers cruised through the quarter-final stage of the 400.000 Dollars event in Kuala Lumpur. Jan Ø. Jørgensen (pictured) and Hans-Kristian Vittinghus of Denmark kept the European flag flying high in the men's singles category. Jørgensen beat Kashyab Parupalli of India in straight games as well as his compatriot Hans-Kristian Vittinghus who beat Suppanyu Avihingsanon of Thailand to move into tomorrow's quarter-finals. Despite losing to the fourth seed and former Yonex All-England Championship finalist Kenichi Tago of Japan, England's Rajiv Ouseph took the favourite to full distance and showed a great performance.

European Champion Tine Baun had no difficulties today in beating the Chinese Su Yu 21-18, 21-17. Baun will now face Tzu Ying Tai of Taiwan for a ticket in the semis. In the men's doubles, the Russian duo of Vladimir Ivanov/Ivan Sozonov showed one of their best career's performances as they beat the top Indonesian Markis Kido/Alvent Chandra in two games. Title holder Kamilla Rytter Juhl and Christinna Pedersen of Denmark reached the quarter-final stage by beating Germany's Birgit Michels and Johanna Goliszewski in two games. Kirsty Gilmour and Jillie Cooper of Scotland were close in creating a big upset. The British duo put up a great fight against the Koreans Koo/Yo only losing 20-22 in the rubber-set.

And in the mixed doubles category, Europe is still well represented by three pairs: Joachim Fischer/Christinna Pedersen of Denmark, the current European Champions Robert Mateusiak/Nadiezda Zieba from Poland and Anders Kristiansen/Julie Houmann of Denmark all reached the last 16.

Click here for all results of the 2013 Malaysia Open

BWF's YouTube channel will cover the Malaysia Open from tomorrow's quarter-finals. Click here to watch the matches and support the European players.

Photos by BadmintonPhoto.
© All rights reserved.

Related news
Denmark beaten in three finals
It was not meant to be for Eu...

Axelsen storms into China Open final
Viktor Axelsen has stormed int...

Conrad: There must be a mistake
Mads Conrad-Petersen and Mads ...

Prague to host ‘World Juniors’ in 2019
BWF World Junior Championships...

Katowice to host ‘World Seniors’ in 2019
Katowice in Poland will host t...

Badminton mourns the loss of Erik Meijs
The 26-year-old Dutch men’s si...

More news