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Denmark wins epic thriller to defend EMTC title
Date: 2/18/2023 6:23 PM
Published by : Thomas Fuchs
In an unbelievable battle, Denmark beats France 3-2 and crowns itself once again the European Mixed Team Champion. 

The French team, supported by 800 roaring spectators in Aire-our-la-Lys, was as close as it can get but fell short in the last game of the match. After Delphine Delrue and Margot Lambert had already won the first game of the deciding women's doubles, Maiken Fruergaard and Sara Thygesen fought back for the reigning champions. They won in three games 17-21, 21-15, 21-14.

After France took the early lead winning the mixed doubles, Viktor Axelsen and Line Christophersen won both singles matches to get Denmark in front 2-1.

Axelsen was facing Christo Popov who had the world champion on the verge of defeat. After winning the first game Popov was already leading 17-11 in the second and had a matchpoint at 20-19. However, Axelsen survived and went on to win the thriller 15-21, 22-20, 21-14.

France tied the match again in men's doubles with Thom Gicquel and Toma Junior Popov winning over Kim Astrup and Frederik Søgaard 21-19, 21-19 before the Danish women's doubles won the final match the help Denmark defend it's title for the fourth time in a row. 

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