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Viktor Axelsen won the first round of the DANISA Denmark Open on Wednesday (Photo: Badminton Photo)
Axelsen: “I enjoy playing at home”
Date: 10/17/2018 9:27 PM
Published by : Annika Langrock
Viktor Axelsen won the first round of the DANISA Denmark Open against Kazumasa Sakai from Japan. Tomorrow, the Dane is facing his compatriot, Anton Andersen. 

On Wednesday evening, Viktor Axelsen played against Kazumasa Sakai. The Dane won after two games with 21-12 and 21-19.

Thereby, the currently world ranked number three delivered a strong come-back after laying back in the second game.

The support from home 

After returning from Asia, Axelsen is happy to be back on court in Europe: 

- I enjoy playing at home, it is very special for me and it is a great experience every time. I thank all the fans for coming here today. 

- When I was laying behind in the second game, I thought that I cannot disappoint all these people in the hall. And luckily, I ended up with a good result. 

In the next round, Axelsen is facing his Danish team mate, Anders Antonsen, who won against Mark Caljouw after a close match.

- I just prepare for the match in the best possible way. I am excited for tomorrow and hope the crowd will be awesome again, Axelsen said. 
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