Jones Ralfy Jansen and Peter Kaesbauer (Germany) , speaking to Badminton Europe after reaching the final of the Finnish Open 2019.
- Surprise!
Date: 4/6/2019 11:04 PM
Published by : Aidan Jones (BEC)
After a great day of action, there are five players from Europe into tomorrow's finals at the Finnish Open, after Jones Ralfy Jansen and Peter Kaesbauer progressed from an eventful three-game match this evening.

Also into the finals is Julie Dawall Jakobsen and her fellow country people from Denmark in the Mixed Doubles, Mathias Bay-Smidt and Rikke Søby.

- Surprise!

Jones Ralfy Jansen and Peter Kausbauer from Germany have managed to beat Asian pairs all the way through to the final including today against a tough Chinese Taipei pair.

The pair have shown that they can win ugly as well, which has been key to them reaching the final two of the tournament.

The first match was pretty comfortable for the Europeans winning it 21-15, but with some lack of concentration, the match went to a third game, after losing the second 21-13.

With the all-important third game deciding who would be in the final, the Germans managed to find a burst of energy and took the match with 21-19 in the third game.

- Surprise! Like we said we solve after each match who we are going to play and we did not think that we would go all the way through to the final, especially after the tough first round, we are very happy! Jones Ralfy Jansen said.

- It is pretty good for the confidence especially for him, I see that he is getting braver, he is creating. Today was definitely our best match, Peter Kaesbauer added.

Watch their full interview with Badminton Europe here.

The preview

With Europe being involved in three categories tomorrow, there is a lot to look out for, which you can follow on our App, Facebook and YouTube channel.

The Mixed Doubles get us underway with Mathias Bay-Smidt and Rikke Søby up against Indonesian opponents Rehan Naufal Kusharjanto and Lisa Ayu Kusamawati.

Also tomorrow, Julie Dawall Jakobsen plays against the number three seed Porntip Buranaprasertsuk, while Jones Ralfy Jansen and Peter Kaesbauer will play against Maulana Bagas and Muhammad Shohibul Fikri. A pair who the Germans beat last week in Poland.

Also tomorrow, in the Men’s Singles, Chun Yi Lin will play against Kunlavut Vitidsran from Thailand while the final of the Women’s Doubles sees Febriana Dwipujin Kusuma and Ribka Sugiarto from Indonesia will play against Erina Honda and Nozomi Shimizu
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