Kim Astrup/Anders Skaarup Rasmussen reached the quarter-finals in Hong Kong (Credit: Badminton Photo)
Three Europeans left
Date: 11/15/2018 3:57 PM
Published by : Annika Langrock
On Thursday, Kim Astrup/Anders Skaarup Rasmussen and Carolina Marin won their matches in the second round of the YONEX-SUNRISE Open. Tomorrow, they are playing in the quarter-finals. 

Thereby, Carolina Marin was able to win against Michelle Li from Canada after two straight games (21-14, 21-8).

Now, the Spanish has a tough opponent to face: Tai Tzu Ying from Chinese Taipei, who is the current number one in the world in Women’s Singles. 

As the only further Europeans, Kim Astrup and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen reached the next round of the tournament on Thursday. The Danes won against their Chinese opponents, Ou Xuanvi and Ren Xiangyu, after two games (21-15, 21-15). 

Defeated by Thai players

For the Mixed Doubles pair, Chris and Gabrielle Adcock, it has not been a successful Day 3 at the YONEX-SUNRISE Hong Kong Open. 

After a very close first game (21-23), the English pair lost the second one straight (12-21) to their Thai opponents, Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai. 

Mia Blichfeldt who was able to increase her world ranking today (she is now 17th in the world), also had to accept a defeat against a Thai player: Pornpawee Chochuwong. The Dane lost the match after three games (21-17, 10-21, 13-21). 

You can find the current world rankings here

Danish exits

With Mia Blichfeldt being knocked out of the tournament, seven Danes had to accept defeats on Day 3 in Hong Kong. Maiken Fruergaard/Sara Thygesen lost against Du Yue/Li Yinhui (19-21, 17-21). 

Jan O Jorgensen had to accept a defeat against his opponent from South Korea, Lee Dong Keun (13-21, 17-21). 

For Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus, it has been a long match against Lee Cheuk Yiu from Hong Kong. But after 48 minutes, he lost after two games (12-21, 21-23). 

Nearly a win against the World Champion

Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen had a tough task by facing the World Champions, Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo on Thursday. 

After winning the first game (21-16), the Danes nearly won the second one but lost it in the end (19-21). Thus, the third game was the final decision, it ended with 9-21 for the Danes, who were not able to reach the quarter-final. 
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