Alexander Roovers, representing Germany (Credit: Badminton Photo)
New opportunities in the Men’s Singles
Date: 6/19/2019 12:06 PM
Published by : Annika Langrock
In five days, Europe’s best badminton players will be competing in Minsk. With the top seed, Viktor Axelsen, being forced to withdraw from the European Games, other players aim to advance in the tournament now.
Alexander Roovers has been drawn into the first group at the European Games 2019. Competing in the Men’s Singles, he should have been facing the number one seed, Viktor Axelsen, in the group stage. 

With Axelsen not being able to compete in Minsk, Roovers has now the chance to advance in the biggest multi-sports event in Europe. His group consists of only three players now, with the first two spots to reach the knock-out stage. 

Roovers nominated for Germany

Qualifying for the European Games 2019 as world-ranked number 85, Roovers will be representing Germany in the Men’s Singles. 

- I felt relieved when I got the information that I will be going to Minsk. Being allowed to play at the European Games is a privilege. I am looking forward to it, Roovers said.

- I want to show as good games as possible and hope to make it out of the group, he revealed his goals for the multi-sports event.

The badminton competition will be getting underway from 24-30 June. Find more information about the European Games here
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