[Sports Road News]Hong Kong badminton mixed doubles duo Deng Junwen/Xie Yingxue lost in straight sets to the Danish duo Mathias Christiansen/Alexandra Bøje at the French Open semi-finals on Saturday (30th). Missed the finals.
“Deng Xie”, who reached the top 8 at the Danish Open last week, turned into a “Danish killer” at the French Badminton Tournament this week. Before the first battle on Saturday, Deng Junwen/Xie Yingxue were already on the way to advance 3 games. Defeated 2 pairs of Danish combinations in the event. The two played against their opponents Mathias Christiansen/Alexandra Bøje in the past. They met at the Indonesian Masters in early 2020. At that time, the Danish combination won the wave 21:14 and 21:17 in straight games.
Almost two years later, they met again. Although the world ranked 9th “Deng Xie Pei” had a 5-2 lead in the early stages of the first game, the Danish combination got a firm foothold and scored successively and had already gone ahead during the break. 11:8. Deng Junwen/Xie Yingxue, whose momentum has been suppressed by their opponents, did not improve in the rest of the first game, losing one game first with a large score of 11:21.
The experienced “Deng Xie Pei” showed a better performance in the second game, leading by 7:3 when he scored 5 points in a row; Hong Kong will lead by 11:8 when entering the break. However, the same situation as the first game reappeared. Deng Junwen/Xie Yingxue, who had been leading, was counterattacked by Mathias Christiansen/Alexandra Bøje, which beat the world-ranked Danish combination by 8:3 to lead 16:14. . At this time, the morale of Mathias Christiansen/Alexandra Bøje scored again, and finally came back 21:15. It took only 36 minutes to win two games and reach the final on Sunday. They will be the bronze medal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics mixed doubles. The winner, the Japanese team Yudai Watanabe/Arisa Higashino compete for the championship.
Although “Deng Xie Pei” lost, he reached the top 4 in the French Badminton Tournament this year. The results are already better than last week’s Danish Open. The two reached the semi-finals and are also the best in the World Badminton Tour Super 750 event. Hong Kong will play in the HYLO Open in Germany next week.
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This article was originally published by “Tilu Sportsroad” in “[French Badminton]”Deng Xie Pei” lost two games in a row and will play the German Open next week.”