The only danes to successfully go through the semi-finals saturday, was Jonas Rasmussen (left) and Lars Paaske. They beat the host nations contenders Keita Masuda and Tadashi Ohtsuka – 21-17, 21-16. The danes are bottomseeds, the japanese was no. 4.
At situation from the match:
The other two danish competitors failed. Tine Rasmussen could not beat the 3. Wang in a row. Not only did the dane according to herself had a “off day”- Wang Yihan is also a very strong and talented player. She got her ticket to the finals, beating Tine Rasmussen 21-15, 21-18.
Tine Rasmussen (left) and Wang Yihan from the match:
Joachim Persson was no match for Lee Chong Wei, Malaysia, who one by 21-6, 21-4. The dane trailed 0-9 in the first game, and and was down 1-16 in the 3. game. After only 20 minutes it was time to bow out:
Photographer: Dille Andersen, TOPBadminton.