DENMARK’S Carsten Mogensen and Mathias Boe may be the top ranked men’s doubles pair in the world but even they want to avoid facing China in the quarter-finals of the Sudirman Cup.
China have had the perfect start to the tournament in Group A – having thrashed India and Indonesia by similar 5-0 scorelines.
“Right now, there’s one team playing better than us and that’s China. On paper, they look very strong ... so, we don’t want to meet them just yet,” said Boe.
In their final Group D men’s doubles match yesterday, Mogensen-Boe were stretched to three games before eventually seeing off Japan’s Hiroyuki Endo-Kenichi Hayakawa 21-12, 16-21, 21-16 in 59 minutes.
“We definitely expected a tough match,” said Boe.
“We’ve played against them twice before but they played a lot of attacking shots this time which we weren’t prepared for.
“But we’re happy to win a point for Denmark.”