Gade scores easy win, Boe-Mogensen stunned30 December, 2010
Denmark’s Peter Gade preparations for the VICTOR BWF Super Series Finals received a timely boost when he won the Copenhagen Masters, an invitational tournament, with a straight games win over Thailand’s Boonsak Ponsana in Copenhagen on Wedn
The 21-11, 21-12 win was again testimony of the rich consistency the Dane has shown throughout 2010 despite many players of his generation have slowed down or cut back on their international assignments.
Gade, 34, on the other hand has shown no signs of fading away as he qualified for the semi-finals of six Super Series events and was runner-up in the Korea Open early this year.
The Dane, who is ranked World No 3, was also a bronze medallist at the 2010 BWF World Championships in Paris last August.
Gade took 35 minutes to beat Boonsak 21-11, 21-12 and will be looking to end the year with a bang when he plays in the Finals which will be played in Taipei, Chinese Taipei on 5-9 January 2011.
The VICTOR BWF Super Series Finals is for the top eight players and pairs based on the Super Series Standings in 2010, a hectic 2010 schedule forcing the tournament to be played in the first week of January instead of the usual December date.
In the men’s doubles, fellow Finals qualifiers, Mathias Boe-Carsten Mogensen, the World No 1, were shocked by teammates Conrad Petersen-Jonas Rasmussen in three games in the men’s doubles final.
Petersen-Rasmussen won 21-16, 14-21, 25-23 in a 70-minute battle to take the title.
In the mixed doubles, Joachim Fischer Nielsen-Christinna Pedersen were also stretched to three games by the scratch pairing of Mikkel Delbo Larsen-Kamilla Rytter Juhl, eventually prevailing to a 21-18, 18-21, 21-15 win.
Juhl, who is ranked World No 1 with regular partner Thomas Laybourn, has also qualified for the VICTOR BWF Super Series Finals in Taipei.
In the women’s singles, Tine Baun conceded a walkover to give the title to Thailand’s Salakjit Ponsana.