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Malkov: I did everything I needed to do
Date: 2/21/2020 2:43 PM
Published by : Alan Raftery
The surprise package in the men’s singles qualification was Dane, Philip Illum Klindt, who surpassed two seeds to make it into the main draw. 

Yesterday, Klindt was the victor in a three-game battle with Turkey’s Emre Lale. Today the young Dane faced the experienced Vladimir Malkov, which proved to be a level too far. The Russian eighth seed, in a solid display, dispatched the Dane 21-11, 21-10. Following the match, Malkov said.

-I think it went pretty well actually today. I expected that the match will be a tough one for sure. My preparation was for this one, so that is why I tried to focus on my start today. I think I did everything I needed to do against him to win. 

I was fresher
Klindt has played a lot of badminton this week, a fact that Malkov knew very well. 

-I think he was quite tired after yesterday, especially as he played a lot of matches in the qualification rounds, so maybe with that, there was some advantage for me. Today I was fresher and more focused than him.
Klindt is also playing in the men’s doubles with his partner Mads Thogersen and looks forward to a match against the Canadian number one seeds, Jason Anthony Ho-Shue and Nyl Yakura. While Malkov will face Chinese Taipei’s Lee Chia Hao in the quarterfinal. 

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