the Hope was gone already before the meeting with the indonesian Ginting. Viktor Axelsen ended up having to withdraw with injury.

Badmintonspillernes sæsonfinale in the chinese Guangzhou was everything else than a success for Viktor Axelsen.

The Danish badmintonstjerne ended up losing all three matches in the group stage and was far from a place in the semi-finals.

In Friday’s last group match against indonesia’s Anthony Ginting pulled Abreu out midway in the first set due to problems with the foot. At the time he was trailing by 6-13.

The 25-year-old dane already knew his fate before he went on the pitch against Ginting.

Before Chen Long in a second match in the group turned Tien Chen Chou from Taiwan with 21-15 and 21-19.

Thus had both Long and Chou won two matches and lost one in the initial group stage.

Thus it was impossible for Andersen to big themselves up on one of the group’s two semifinalepladser, after he had lost to both Long and Chou.

In the second group to Anders Antonsen also in action Friday. 22-year-old Antonsen is also in trouble after two defeats in a row before Friday’s meeting with Tzu-Wei Wang from Taiwan.