VICTOR World Tour Guide: Denmark Open


2014 Denmark Open | October 14-19 | Odense, Denmark

VICTOR STAR to watch: Ko Sung Hyun/Shin Baek Choel
Ko Sung Hyun, Shin Baek Choel
Ko Sung Hyun (right) and Shin Baek Choel return to Denmark as the 2014 World Champs.
Ko Sung Hyun and Shin Baek Choel return in a Superseries event after their success at the World Championships, which was held in the same country of Denmark. The seventh seeds, who are placed in a relatively soft spot in the draw, could potentially use their attacking style of play to once again smash their way to the finish line.

Player to beat
Lee Yong Dae and Yoo Yeon Seong, currently sitting atop the BWF world rankings in the men’s doubles and the top seed of this year’s Denmark Open, started the partnership right here the same week last year, where the first-time pairing made a winning finish.
Lee Yong Dae, Yoo Yeon Seong
Lee Yong Dae (left) and Yoo Yeon Seong are ready to pick up some winning memories when they first teamed up at the Denmark Open last year.

Record to be made
World No.4 women’s doubles team Tian Qing/Zhao Yunlei will be on a mission to win their fourth straight Superseries title this week, having triumphed in Jakarta, Sydney, and Copenhagen in the last three stops.

Match not to miss
Chinese legend Lin Dan, the 2014 Asian Games men’s singles gold medalist, will be opening against Taiwanese No.1 Chou Tien Chen, who ground out some crucial first singles victories to lead Chinese Taipei to a bronze medal in the Asian Games team event.
Chou Tien Chen
Chou and Lin Dan's only meeting came at the 2010 Badminton Asia Championships, where Chou lost in 2.

Did you know?
Former World No.1 Ko Sung Hyun, who is in the middle of a 21-month military service with the Republic of Korea Armed Forces, could receive an exemption for an early discharge with his gold medal in the Team event of the Asian Games.
Ko Sung Hyun
Former World No.1 Ko Sung Hyun could apply for an early discharge from the military for his gold finish at the Asian Games team event.
( Edit by VICTOR Badminton )