(Photo: Badminton Estonia/ Oleg Hartsenko)
Bugtrup and Nielsen are into the semifinals
Date: 1/11/2020 3:23 PM
Published by : Emilie Sommer (BEC)

The quarterfinals at the Estonian International 2020 has begun and the first pairs who will join the semifinals have already been found. 

Nielsen and Bugtrup were playing Chiang Chien-Wei and Lin Chih-Chun from Chinese Taipei. The Danes were strong in the first game and after only 10 minutes, they have won the game 21-12. 

The other way around it was in the second game were the Chinese Taipei players made a comeback winning 21-15 and sending the match into a deciding game. The third game was close all the way until around 13-13, where Nielsen and Bugtrup made a few quick points and managed to control it to the end of the game and winning 21-17.

- We started off really well, but then in the second game we had moments where we lost 4-5 points in a row and could not keep the focus and the control. In the third game we were a little bit lucky, we kept on fighting and I think that was why we won the match, Nielsen stated. 

From singles to mixed

For Sebastian Bugtrup, who normally play the singles, it can sometimes be a little hard to separate the two categories as he also states himself. 

- For me it is really fun to play, because I am normally a single player. It is fun to play with Isabella and perform well here in the quarterfinal and I am proud to be through to the semifinals. 

- Sometimes I maybe play a little too much single in my mixed double, but it is fine. 

In the semifinals later today they will play the eight seeded Japanese Yujiro Nishikawa and Saori Ozaki. 

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