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Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus (Photo: Badminton Europe)
- Tonight will be another tough task
Date: 3/1/2019 12:30 PM
Published by : Aidan Jones (BEC)
As the YONEX German Open approaches the final stages, Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus will play the Quarterfinal in the Men's Singles today.

There is one European representation fighting for a title in the Men’s Singles category in Mühlheim.

Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus will be playing against Soong Joo Ven from Malaysia midway through the order of play, after a massive result beating Lin Dan on Thursday in three games. 

What a comeback!

With Vittinghus down one game and nearly out of a second, the chances of a quarterfinal tie looked to be gone.

The Dane had other ideas and after an excellent comeback, Vittinghus beat Lin Dan and now plays in the quarterfinals today.

He will be playing on court one against Soong Joo Ven from Malaysia midway through the order of play.

It will be the first time that the two players have met, but judging by the world rankings, the Dane is very much the favourite for this one.

Preparation is key

The plan for the 33-year-old tonight is to prepare in a routine way and cover every possible area prior to the match.

- Tonight will be another tough task as Joo Ven Soong has played well here too, Vittinghus said.

- He demolished Khosit Phetpradab in the first round, so I’m going to prepare as I always do, he continued.

- I will watch some videos, make a plan with my coach and try to get in the right state of mind where I’m excited to play and can enjoy the game.

Vittinghus has revealed his feelings to Badminton Europe after the fantastic comeback against one of the world’s best.

- It was obviously a great win for me yesterday. Especially considering I was one game and 16-12 down in the second, he said.

- But I fought really hard to stay in the game and in the end it paid off, he added.

The play will get underway today in Germany at 4:20 PM (CET). You can access the order of play, 
here.
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