Joergensen wins Copenhagen badminton Masters

Copenhagen: Denmark`s Jan Oe Joergensen stunned compatriot and world number four Peter Gade to claim the Copenhagen Masters badminton title.

Joergensen Thursday outlasted Gade 14-21, 25-23, 22-20, in front of a sell-out crowd at the Falconer Center arena in the Danish capital to win the title for the second time, reports Xinhua.

The result was a shock loss for Gade, a former world number one, who has previously won the Copenhagen Masters 10 times, and was favourite to win it again.

Dane Tine Baun lost in straight sets to Thailand`s Inthanon Ratchanok in the women`s singles final, 17-21, 15-21.

Baun, ranked fifth in the world and a two-time winner here, was surprisingly beaten by the 16-year-old Thai player who is ranked 13.

There was better luck for the host nation in the men`s doubles and mixed-doubles with Danish teams taking both titles.

Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen beat Malaysia`s Zakry Latif and Fairzizuan Tazari 21-18, 21-9, to win their first ever Copenhagen Masters doubles.

Joachim Fischer and Christinna Pedersen beat unseeded Sudket Prapakamol and Saralee Thoungthongkam of Thailand 21-13, 21-17, to take the mixed-doubles title.

Fisher and Pedersen, ranked world number three, were named Denmark`s badminton players of the year following a vote by fans, later in the day.


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