Runner-up: Mads Kolding and Mads Conrad @BadmintonPhoto
Runner-up medals for Denmark
Date: 11/26/2017 11:04 PM
Published by : Manuel Røsler
Former European Champions Mads Conrad and Mads Kolding were edged out by world number one Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo of Indonesia in Sunday’s finals of the Hong Kong Open.

Gideon/Sukamuljo won 21-12 21-18 in 37 minutes.

“They were better than us. There were lots of things we could have done differently and we will have to find a new strategy for future meetings,” explained 29-year-old Conrad when speaking to BWF’s

Mathias Christiansen and Christinna Pedersen’s dreams of landing a maiden Superseries title were shattered when they were defeated by 5th seeded Zheng Siwei and Huang Yaqiong in straight games 15-21,13-21. 

The Chinese pair also beat the Danes in the TAHOE China Open final a week ago.

Despite their obvious disappointment at losing, the newly-formed pair will climb a few places in the BWF world ranking which will be published on Thursday.

Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei won a record fifth Yonex-Sunrise Hong Kong Open title with a victory over fifth seed and current Olympic Champion Chen Long of China. 

In the women's singles event, Taiwan’s Tai Tzu Ying justified her number one seeding for the competition by beating second seed, India's PV Sindhu in just two games 21-18, 21-18.

The Hong Kong Open 2017 finals results:

MS: Lee Chong Wei (MAS) - Chen Long (CHN) 21-14, 21-19
WS: Tai Tzu Ying (TPE) - PV Sindhu (IND) 21-18, 21-18
MD: Marcus Gideon/Kevin Sulkamuljo (INA) - Mads Conrad/Mads Kolding (DEN) 21-12, 21-18
WD: Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan (CHN) - Greysia Polii/Apriyani Rahayu (INA) 14-21, 21-16, 21-15
XD: Zheng Siwei/Huang Yaqiong (CHN) - Mathias Christiansen/Christinna Pedersen (DEN) 21-15, 21-13

Click HERE for all results of the Hong Kong Open 2017.

Recent Hong Kong Open champions from Europe:

2016: Kamilla Rytter Juhl/Christinna Pedersen (DEN)

2015: Carolina Marin (ESP)

2013: Chris Adcock/Gabby Adcock (ENG)

2010: Joachim Fischer/Christinna Pedersen (DEN)

2009: Robert Mateusiak/Nadiezda Zieba (POL)

1998: Michael Søgaard/Rikke Olsen (DEN)

1998: Camilla Martin (DEN)

1997: Peter Gade (DEN)

1996: Camilla Martin (DEN)

Article by Manuel Rösler. Photo (LIVE) by BadmintonPhoto.
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