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Credit: Swiss Open
"We were seeking for revenge"
Date: 3/16/2019 2:52 PM
Published by : Annika Langrock
Mathias Bay-Smidt and Rikke Søby surprisingly reached the final of the YONEX Swiss Open 2019, after beating Lu Kai and Chen Lu from China, who won against Christinna Pedersen/Mathias Christiansen in the quarterfinal.

The quarterfinal match in Basel between Christiansen/Pedersen and Lu/Chen has been the last match for the Danish Mixed Doubles pair, after Pedersen has decided to stop her career at the national team.
 
Read also: Pedersen's last match

After beating Pedersen/Christiansen, the current world ranked number 17 pair from China had to deal with another Danish pair, Rikke Søby and Mathias Bay-Smidt, who are currently ranked 102, in today’s semi-final of the YONEX Swiss Open 2019. 

But the favourite on paper faced a strong Danish pair today. After losing the first game close 20-22, Bay-Smidt/Søby took the second one 21-19. 

Then, the deciding game took place in front of the crowd in the Sankt Jakobshalle. After a thrilling fight, the Danes were able to surprise and won close, with 23-21. The match lasted 68 exciting minutes. 

"It is just crazy that we won. I cannot really believe it. I am just very happy", Søby said after the match. 

"They (Lu/Chen) also beat a Danish pair in the first round of the tournament. So, we were definetly seeking for revenge for Denmark today", Bay-Smidt added. 

Watch the interview with the finalists in Mixed Doubles at the YONEX Swiss Open 2019 here
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