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Danish Men's Doubles are the ones to watch!
Date: 10/14/2018 12:06 PM
Published by : Aidan Jones

The wait is almost over, for one of the most anticipated tournaments in the world: the DANISA Denmark Open. 

The tournament in Odense gets underway on Tuesday morning and will continue through to the end of the week, until Sunday.


Who to watch next week?

You can look no further than the Danish Men’s Doubles pair, Kim Astrup and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen to impress.

Despite being unseeded for the tournament, they have stolen the limelight in recent tournaments, especially in the China Open where they won the competition.

Kim Astrup, speaking to Badminton Europe, is looking forward to playing in Odense on home soil.

The Dane also believes that if the crowd is behind them, then it will create noise inside the arena.

- We aim to perform our best in every game, and if we manage to do so, it can be a funny experience, especially on home soil. 

- Hopefully, it will be an advantage to play at home if the crowd decides to cheer like crazy and create a good atmosphere. 

- We will do whatever we can to put on a good show for the spectators.


How does the seeding look like?

In the Men’s Singles, Viktor Axelsen tops the seeding and is the only European player in his category who is seeded for the tournament.

For the Women’s Singles, it is very similar in the way that there is only one seeded European player, which is Carolina Marin who will be looking to make it much further than she did last year, where she exited in the round of 32.

The Men’s Doubles have two pairs representing Europe, both being from Denmark.

 The number five seeds for the tournament are Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen, while just below them are the sixth-seeds and compatriots, Mads Conrad-Petersen and Mads Pieler Kolding.

There are no seeded Women’s Doubles from Europe, while in the Mixed, there are two: Mathias Christiansen and Christinna Pedersen are the fifth-seeds, while the married couple from England, Chris and Gabrielle Adcock, takes the last seeded place and are eighth.

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