Latest Badminton News and Articles

Relaxed Pengyu spells trouble for Chong Wei (pic)

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Category: Badminton News Published: 18 October 2013
Written by BadmintonPlanet.com Hits: 176

ODENSE (Denmark): World No. 3 Du Pengyu is loving the fact that he is currently not competing in China … or anywhere in Asia.

The 25-year-old from Hubei is more relaxed competing away from the limelight back home and as such is enjoying his game a lot more.

The Denmark Open third seed was given a scare by Taiwan’s Chou Tien Chen in the first round when he was stretched to three games but finally produced his best in demolishing Holland’s Eric Pang 21-17, 21-11 in the second round on Thursday.Du Pengyu is more relaxed and not feeling any pressure as he is currently not competing in Asia.

The fact that Pengyu is not feeling any pressure and is in a more relaxed mood certainly spells danger for world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei, as the duo are expected to meet in the semi-finals.

“This is my fourth time competing in the Denmark Open and I love the fact that I’m competing in a stress-free environment,” said Pengyu.

“Back in Asia ... and China, there is so much limelight on us and it is really intense at times.

“Thus I really love the fact that I’m out of the limelight for a change … I can enjoy my game a lot more.

“Even though we are players, we just want to have some personal time to chill and relax with friends too.

“It’s quite doable here in Denmark because badminton is not as huge as China and I can be myself without too many people recognising me,” added Pengyu.

The change of pace is certainly much welcomed by Pengyu who has struggled a little on the international stage.

Despite reaching the semi-finals of the World Championships back in August, losing to Chong Wei in three close games, he also suffered early exits in the Indonesia and Singapore Opens this year.

Fatigue certainly played a role too as Pengyu fell flat on his face in the first round of the China Masters last month, losing to Japan’s Kazumasa Sakai.

The energetic Pengyu who has beaten Chong Wei only once in nine meetings, will certainly pose a threat should they meet in the last four.

But first, he will need to get past a tricky challenge in the form of India’s R.M.V. Gurusaidutt.

  • No comments found

Facebook

Twitter

Google Plus

Replays: World Champs 2014

playbutton-2014-square-world-championships

Watch Replays

Related Badminton News

  • Recent News
  • Popular
Indonesia aims two golds at Asian Games

Incheon: Indonesia is targeting two gold medals from its men

Injury hampers Boon Heong's chances at Asian Games

Incheon: After a four years title drought, Malaysia's men's

China vow to come back strong at Incheon Asian Games

Beijing: After their Thomas Cup heartbreak in May, China's b

Carolina Marin Receives Sport Merit Royal Order

Madrid: The winner of 2014 BWF Badminton World Championships

Video: Badminton is the most "dangerous" sport on earth

Hanoi: Thanks to the quick work of a match referee, no-one w

The love story of Derek Wong and Vanessa Neo

By Cheryl Tay The love story of Singapore badminton players

Recommended Videos

  • 2014 Korea Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 India Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 Japan Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 Singapore Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 Hong Kong Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 World Championships - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 India Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 Malaysia Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 All England - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 Denmark Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 World Superseries Finals - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 Indonesia Open - Badminton Videos
Previous Next