India Open 2019: Axelsen wary of ‘dangerous’ Indian shuttlers

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Aiming to comfy his 2nd name at the India Open, former international champion Viktor Axelsen Sunday praised the contemporary crop of Indian shuttlers, describing them as exceptionally aggressive and dangerous. The former international no one from Denmark, who received silver on the All England Championship this month, begins firm favored to win the India Open crown, a feat he achieved in 2017, after attaining three lower back-to-returned summit clashes from 2015 to 2017. “It is usually certainly competitive, you need to usually take care against them. I performed Sameer at the All England, it changed into a hard in shape, and it is constantly difficult, they may usually be risky to face,” Axelsen instructed journalists after a practice session on the IG stadium. The Yonex-Sunrise India Open may have Kidambi Srikanth, Sameer Verma and B. Sai Praneeth within the pinnacle half of, even as HS Prannoy starts inside the bottom a part of the draw, which also features 2nd seed Axelsen, who will get hold of the top billing following the withdrawal of pinnacle Satwik – Chirag pull out of India Open Given the demanding BWF shape, Axelsen said his important goal this season is to be in top shape at the World Championship. “All England was one of the massive desires, and I did well there. It is tough to put together for every event, now that we’ve got such a lot of, I feel know but I am no longer at my peak condition. The next goal obviously for me is the arena championship,” he said.

“You can see bodily at a maximum peak at 2-three tournaments in a year, and for me, it is likely simply timed, and one became at All England and next time I can see height physically hopefully at the World Championship.” Malaysian legend Lee Chong Wei, Chinese notable Lin Dan, and Chen Long have dominated the Olympics inside the ultimate three editions. Asked if he sees an exchange in defending at 2020 Tokyo Games, Axelsen stated: “Obviously it’s far difficult to mention right now but I assume you will see distinctive gamers this time at Olympics, it has been 4 years given that ultimate Games, and this is the natural development of sports activities and trade of players. “It is a natural transition, and a few players are getting vintage, a few young players are developing, that is how it’s miles in every sport. RELATED pinnacle seeds pull out; Sindhu, Axelsen new favorites “We don’t recognize if Lee Chong Wei (getting better from an early level nostril cancer) is coming lower back and you by no means recognize who steps up, there is nevertheless a year to go,” he added. Axelsen feels the level of opposition in men’s singles is extremely high, and he’s slowly getting lower back to his pleasant following ankle trouble that bothered him last yr. “The level could be very high. At the All England, I played my high-quality suit against (Kento) Momota thus far,” he stated relating to his exciting final clash on the All England championship. “I sense I nonetheless nevertheless slowly going again to my top level and still a manner to move for me.” Badminton World Federation (BWF) currently banned Denmark’s Joachim Persson, a former pinnacle ten players, for 18 months for offenses connected to making a bet and match-solving. Asked if it affected the Denmark crew, Axelsen said: “We form of saw it coming a touch bit. So we organized each person; however now it is inside the past, and we are over it.” Talking about the draw on the India Open, Axelsen stated: “The draw is thrilling, a number of the top players are not here. But I don’t try to awareness an excessive amount of on the draw and look at the first round. I look forward to playing Misha (Zilberman). “I am not considering the quarters at this moment. I look to awareness on one suit at a time, and subsequent is on Wednesday we I will put together for that.”