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The quarterfinals at the European Championships are filled with stars
Klub: XXBadminton Denmark - EM
Publiceret af: Daniel Nøjsen Fallah
Dato: 28-04-2017 00:09:22
Kategori: EM
     
A lot of great matches were played at day three, as all the biggest stars delivered. 

Viktor Axelsen, Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen, Marc Zwiebler and Kamilla Rytter Juhl/Christinna Pedersen. Those are just some of the top seeded names that are through to the quarterfinals after solid victories on day three of the European Championships in Kolding. 

Another top seeded player, Carolina Marin (1), is also through as she won 21-9, 24-22 and survived to set points in her match against Ozge Byyrak from Turkey. The Spaniard will now face the Danish eight seed, Natalia Koch Rode, in the quarterfinal. 

- It was a tough game out there, because any opponent want to fight with me. Fortunately, I was ready to give 100 percent today, even though I made some unfortunate errors in the second set. 
In the men's singles Rajiv Ouseph (2) from England delivered a great match and won against Israelien Misha Zilberman with the score 21-14, 21-13.

Afterwards the Englishman were happy and now he hopes to go even further in the tournament. 

- I felt good. I haven’t played a lot of tournaments recently so it is a big goal for me to try to do well here. I am just taking it one game at a time but I am happy with how I am playing. 
- My aim is to try to get a medal, and it helped that Jan Ø. Jørgensen pulled out so it pushed my seeding up a little bit. Obviously, Viktor Axelsen is the guy to beat so let’s see what happens in the next days, the second seeded Rajiv Ouseph said. 

In a Danish duel, Emil Holst and Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus (4) were up against each other in the men's singles category for a place in the quarter final.

And in the thrilling match "HK" won 20-22, 21-13, 21-17.

- I don't care about that I won against another Dane. We are opponents when we play a match like this so he could be from Denmark, Germany or France. It wouldn't matter, Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus said. 


 

 

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