Victor Axelsson won the Indonesian Masters on Sunday.AFP
Denmark’s badminton player Victor Axelsson won the men’s singles title at the Indonesian Masters on Sunday, defeating Taiwan’s Cho Tian Chen in straight sets. World No. 1 defeated Cho 21-10, 21-12 in a 41-minute match at Jakarta’s Astura Stadium. “I love playing here in Astura and I’ve always dreamed of winning a tournament in Astura. It’s a legendary place, so it’s really special for me to do that,” Axelsson, 28, told reporters.
Axelsson’s victory came when he defeated domestic favorite Anthony Sini Soka Gunting in the semifinals.
In the women’s singles, China’s Chen Yufei won her first title since winning a gold medal at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, beating Thailand’s Ratchanok Antanan.
She defeated Ratchanok, winner of the Indonesian Masters women’s title in 2020, 21-16, 18-21, 21-15 in a 74-minute three-set match.
Chen, ranked fourth in the world, said: “I am very happy to have won the gold medal today.
In the semi-finals, Chen defeated compatriot Bing Jiao 21-17, 21-14 to advance to the final.
Following the Indonesian Masters, the Indonesian Open is scheduled to begin on June 14 and run until June 19.
Badminton fans had high expectations of back-to-back tournaments in the Indonesian capital almost three years later without a live audience due to the corona virus epidemic.
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