BADMINTON: Repeat titles for Momota, Tai and Gideon/Sukamuljo in Denmark

No. 1-ranked Tzu Ying Tai of Chinese Taipei (Photo: BWF)

Fans attending the 2019 version of the Danisa Denmark Open might have thought they were watching a re-run of the 2018 tournament as three of the five events had repeat champions: Kento Momota of Japan, Tzu-Ying Tai of Chinese Taipei and Indonesia’s top-ranked Marcus Fernaldi Gideon & Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo in the men’s Doubles.

No. 1-ranked Momota has been on fire all season and won his seventh title in 2019: the All England Open, China Open, Japan Open, Singapore Open, Korea Open, German Open and now in Odense with a straight-set win over 2016 Olympic Champion Long Chen (CHN), 21-14, 21-12.

Tai, also ranked no. 1, won her third World Tour event of the season, sweeping aside no. 4 Nozomi Okuhara (JPN) in the final, 21-17, 21-14.

Indonesia’s no. 1-ranked Gideon and Sukamuljo won in an all-Indonesian final vs. Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan, 21-14, 21-13. It’s their sixth win on tour this season. Their countrymen Praveen Jordan and Melati Oktavianti won the Mixed Doubles and Koreans Ha Na Baek and Kyung Eun Jung won the women’s Doubles: Finals:

BWF World Tour/Danisa Denmark Open
Odense (DEN) ~ 15-20 October 2019
(Full results here)

Men/Singles: Kento Momota (JPN) d. Long Chen (CHN), 21-14, 21-12. Men/Doubles:
Marcus Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo (INA) d. Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan (INA), 21-14, 21-13.

Women/Singles: Tzu Ying Tai (TPE) d. Nozomi Okuhara (JPN), 21-17, 21-14.  Women/Doubles: Ha Na Baek/Kyung Eun Jung (KOR) d. Qing Chen Chen/Yifan Jia (CHN), 9-21, 21-19, 21-15.

Mixed Doubles: Praveen Jordan/Melati Oktavianti (INA) d. Yilyu Wang/Dong Ping Huang (CHN), 21-18, 18-21, 21-19.