Denmark' s Jan Oe. Joergensen beat compatriot and
world number four Peter Gade to claim the Copenhagen Masters 2011
badminton title here late Thursday.
Joergensen outplayed Gade 14-21, 25-23, 22-20, to win the crown for
the second time, in front of a sell-out crowd at the Falconer Center
arena in the Danish capital.
The result was a shock loss for Gade, a former world number one, who
has previously won the Copenhagen Masters 10 times, and was favorite at
this year' s tournament.
Meanwhile, Denmark' s Tine Baun lost in straight sets to Thailand' s
Inthanon Ratchanok in the women' s singles final also held Thursday.
Baun, ranked fifth, and a previous two-time Copenhagen Masters
winner, lost 21-17, 21-15 to the 16 year-old Thai player who is ranked
There was better luck for the host nation in the men' s doubles and
mixed-doubles finals Thursday, 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 crown.
Meanwhile, 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.