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Dutch Open 2021: An upsetting finals day for the home favourites
The mixed doubles top seeds Robin Tabeling/ Selena Piek and the women’s doubles pair of Debora Jille/ Cheryl Seinen ended up second-best at the home tournament.  The Dutch pair of Robin Tabeling/ Selena Piek had stood a class above their opponents so far. However, the final unfolded differently. ...
Preview: Cyprus International 2021
The Centre of Excellence (CoE) has a strong representation at the Cyprus International this year. The tournament begins with the qualification stage on 14th October and will conclude on the 17th.  A golden opportunity for Dratva In the men’s singles draw, the CoE player Milan Dratva is the top se...
Preview: Dutch Open 2021
The Netherlands is ready to host the historic Dutch Open once again. The tournament had to be cancelled amidst the COVID-19 pandemic last year but the 2021 edition will be played 13-17 October. Given the ongoing Thomas and Uber Cup Finals, some of the usual big names will be missing in action thi...
New French partnerships off to a great start
Anne Tran had recently started a new chapter with not one but two new doubles partners and the results at the Polish International 2021 prove that the duos are a great match from the very beginning. The 25-year-old played her last matches with doubles partners Emilie Lefel and Ronan Labar earlier...
Buhrova makes her country proud at the 2021 Ukraine International
Teenage sensation Buhrova grabs the headlines at home with a stunning senior title. The players competing on home soil and Germany remained successful in a tournament in which they had to face many talented Asian players that took part in the event, and a young home player stood out among the rest. ...
Holden defending the European colours
The English women’s singles champion was the only European winner at Hellas International 2021. Malaysia dominated the final day of the BEC Future Series tournament, Hellas International 2021, winning four out of the five finals played on Sunday. The Norwegian mixed doubles players, Carl Chris...
Preview: Hellas International 2021
The Hellas International 2021 has kicked off in Lavrio, Greece today with the qualification rounds. Here is a preview of all of the main contenders.  Lavrio (or Laurium), south of Athens, is the location for the Hellas International 2021 which did not take place in 2020. Here are the runners and...
Polina Buhrova leads the way for Ukraine
The YONEX Latvia International 2021 saw Ukraine impress in the singles and Malaysia dominate the doubles events. Ukraine’s 17-year-old Polina Buhrova stormed to the women’s singles title.  Jelgava, Latvia, 41 kilometres southwest of the capital Riga was the host of the YONEX Latvia International...
Preview: Thrilling matches coming up
The BEC Circuit is back, and plenty of young players are ready to show their potential at the Latvia International. After a short break, the BEC Circuit is back. Recently, Tokyo Olympians such as Brian Yang (Canada) and Felix Burestedt (Sweden) performed at a good level at Denmark Masters, and th...
A hugely successful tournament for Lundgaard/ Thyrri after a difficult spring
The Danish duo of Lundgaard/ Thyrri defeat the more experienced Corvee/ Labar in straight games to become the Denmark Masters champions. The French pair of Lucas Corvee/ Ronan Labar have had to face Danish combinations all throughout the Victor Denmark Masters 2021 except for the semifinal, where...
Amalie Magelund/ Freja Ravn: We kept on going and didn’t let them in
In the last match of finals day of the Victor Denmark Masters 2021, Amalie Magelund/ Freja Ravn scored a big win against an experienced and resilient Indian pair of Ashwini Ponnappa/ Reddy N. Sikki.  The two pairs have faced twice this year. The Danes recorded a dominant win at the Swiss Open, h...
Line Christophersen: My brother joked about the match so I am happy that I won
The European silver medalist was left feeling relieved and happy after returning to title-winning ways on home soil at the Victor Denmark Masters 2021.  Since her Belgian and Dutch International wins in 2019, Christophersen has been rapidly improving and increasing her level. However, the 21-yea...
Yang takes Victor Denmark Masters title after Olympic debut
It was a gruelling battle between two young players in the men’s singles final, but the Canadian took the title with great determination. It was bound to be a fierce match between Canada’s Brian Yang and Dane Victor Svendsen. Both had shown impressive performances throughout the tournament no mat...
Jeppe Bay/ Sara Lundgaard embrace underdog status to win title
Whilst playing top seeds Niclas Nohr/ Amalie Magelund, third seeds Jeppe Bay/ Sara Lundgaard said they will embrace being the underdog in the final and give their opponents a surprise. That they certainly did.  Looking very comfortable on court, Bay/ Lundgaard, the Austrian Open 2020 champions, ...
All set for a great finals day
In a blink of an eye, the Victor Denmark Masters 2021 has seen the busy schedule whittled down to just five more matches. The final ones that will decide who takes home the title.  In the men’s singles, the third seed Brian Yang put in a stellar performance against the top seed, Lakshya Sen in t...
“The only pair we’ve played where I’ve thought wow, I actually have no idea what to do against you two”
After some time apart due to an injury for Dunn, the Scottish number one seeds are reunited. Despite some early nerves, they soon rekindled their connection and are through to the semifinals. In their first match back, they were made to sweat by the Czech pair, Ondřej Kral/ Adam Mendrek, winning...
Arnaud Merkle knocked down, but got up again to win
In a crazy 78-minute marathon match between two French fighters, Arnaud Merkle found the drive from somewhere to pick himself off the floor with an ice pack on his leg to go on to take the win.   Despite not having played in competition before, the Arnaud Merkle and Lucas Claerbout clash was bound ...
- It feels like a normal tournament
Debora Jille and Ties van der Lecq are happy to be back on court with no face masks. Most people know how it feels to wear a face mask. In the last 18 months, COVID-19 has been part of daily life, but society is slowly starting to reopen, which includesinternational badminton tournaments.  At ...
Ade Resky Dwicahyo: We have worked very hard towards this
Ade Resky Dwicahyo only just came back from the proudest moment of his career. At Tokyo 2020, he became the first Azerbaijani to play badminton at the Olympics. After a tough opening match, he advances to the next round.  Dwicahyo not only recorded a historic appearance for his country, but he a...
Popov got things going
After a close first game, Christo Popov got into his rhythm and secured a spot in the second round of the Denmark Masters 2021. Every time young Christo Popov walks on court, all eyes are on him. The French talent, who won more medals than most players during his time as a youth player, always at...