the Kid beat the king, and afterwards exchanged the jerseys!
It is not commonplace, that the two badminton players immediately after the handshake as the most natural thing in this world fleecing sweaters and demonstrate their trimmed torsos.
of course, this was no ordinary joust seen with Danish eyes, as Viktor Axelsen with great difficulty rejected the Jan Island. Jorgensen in All-England purely Danish quarter final with the digits 23-21 and 21-18.
Thus, the 25-year-old fynbo only surviving dane back in the traditional tournament, where he on Saturday in the semi-final meetings, the reigning champion Shi Yugi, to say the least, has shown terrific form so far in Birmingham.
It will at the same time, Viktor Axelsens first All England semi-final after three lost the quarterfinals so far – bl.a. when in 2015 were knocked out of the... Jan Island. Jørgensen.
Revenge was now in no way something theme for the danes, and trøjebyttet afterwards should also be seen as manifestations of respect, explains a still frustrated Jan Island. Jørgensen immediately after the danskerduellen to TV2 Sport:
- I don't know how many times I get to play against the ’Viggo’, so it was probably an expression of respect, I think, says the 31-year-old veteran.
Viktor Axelsen, who otherwise were far from satisfied with his own game, turned up a little for the sense of humor is:
- Jan asked, and we agreed to save a bit on the carbohydrates in yesterday, so we could be nicely pumped on tv. We knew, In would show the fight. It was a fine gesture, I think.
If the Jan Island. Jorgensen along the way in the duel had played in bare-chested, it would nicely impressive collection of tattoos probably have transformed themselves into vivid images – so quickly went to it once in a close battle.
the Veteran led surprisingly by sidebytte in the first set 11-10, came with all the way to 16-16, but went behind 17-20, before he fightede and played four points in a row in the house and had sætbold at 21-20. Viktor Axelsen answered yet again with three points in a row and won the set 23-21. In the second set may Jan Island. Jørgensen drop at 18-19.
- I am proud. I'm damned well going to have to say that I'm really happy for the fight, because I perform the best, I have been able to, since I came back. I was shown that I can play world class badminton, and I enjoyed myself and had fun, says Jan Ø. Jørgensen.
- But... It makes the nas, that I don't get a little more out of it.
Viktor Axelsen was not quite so pleased with themselves over for TV2:
- I'm relieved and happy. It was not a really good match today, and I had it not great in there, which Jan the was instrumental in. But it was important to win.