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An emotional rollercoaster for the home crowd
Date: 6/9/2023 10:48 PM
Published by : Sara Gonzalez Martinez (BEC)
While several Danes have made it to the quarterfinals at the VICTOR Denmark Masters 2023, others had to wave goodbye in what has been a busy day. Our Europeans faced tough opposition on the second day of the tournament.

On the busy yet thrilling second day of the VICTOR Denmark Masters 2023, all eyes were on the decisive matches that would shape the upcoming quarterfinals and semifinals, both scheduled for tomorrow. As the home crowd witnessed some of their favourites fall, strong Danish players and determined Europeans will keep the competition fierce in tomorrow’s quarterfinals.

Lærke Hvid and Emilia Nesic have powered their way through to the quarterfinals. While they reached the same stage last week in the Bonn International, the duo have showcased their resilience against France's Sharone Bauer and Emilie Vercelot in a three-game encounter, triumphing 14-21, 21-11, 21-9, and will be looking to improve on their last week’s result on home soil.

Mads Christophersen faced off against Sweden's Felix Burestedt, not having met in many years in the Circuit. The Dane emerged victorious in the first round in straight games, 21-18 21-9. Christophersen's great form continued in his second-round match against Indonesia's Alwi Farhan, prevailing with a commanding 21-19 21-13 win. The stage is set for an intense quarterfinal clash with Jan Louda, with their head-to-head record tied at 3-3.

There are many more Europeans who have made it to the quarterfinals. You can check all of today’s results here

Major upset for top seeds Fruergaard and Thygesen
In a stunning upset for the home favourites, top-seeded women's doubles pair Maiken Fruergaard and Sara Thygesen faced a formidable challenge from Chinese Taipei's Liu Chiao-Yun and Wang Yu Qiao — who have claimed the Austrian Open and Slovenia Open titles this year. The Danish duo couldn't overcome the relentless play of their opponents, conceding a 21-14 21-15 defeat.

Despite a valiant effort, Denmark's Daniel Lundgaard and Mads Vestergaard succumbed to the Malaysian pairing of Junaidi Arif and Roy King Yap in the round of 16, concluding their tournament journey with a 21-12 21-19 defeat. The home crowd also witnessed the elimination of two strong Danish men's singles contenders, Victor Svendsen and Magnus Johannesen, adding further suspense to the competition.

Watch the quarterfinals and finals live on
The quarterfinals will be starting at 10.00am (CEST) and the semifinals will be taking place also tomorrow, Saturday 10 June, at 04.00pm (CEST). You will get to follow all the action live on

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