Danes Advance in Singapore Open

This year’s Singapore Open got off to an expected start on Wednesday, when the two Danish top players Peter Gade and Kenneth Jonassen each won their first round matches.
Both of them are going into the tournament as favorites to reach the men’s single final, which will be played on Sunday, as they have been seeded first (Gade) and second (Jonassen).
     Peter Gade’s victory was never in doubt when he defeated Malaysia’s Mohammed Ariff Latiff in two sets with the score-line 21-15, 21-12. Kenneth Jonassen had an even easier time getting through from the first round when he defeated another Malaysian player, Kwong Beng, in two sets with the score-line 21-7, 21-12.

Other Danish Players are Out
Not being able to match the results of their better seeded countrymen, the two other Danish single’s players participating in this year’s Singapore Open – Kasper Ødum and Bo Rafn – suffered defeats in their first round matches. Kasper Ødum lost in two sets (18-21, 12-21) to Simon Santoso from Indonesia, while Bo Rafn lost to Chunlai Bao from China also in two sets (14-21, 17-21).
     In the mixed-double tournament three of the four Danish couples progressed to the second round.

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