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Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen beat Hendra Setiawan/Tan Boon Heong to reach Syed Modi semis (video)

Category: Badminton News Published: 27 January 2017
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Lucknow: The No. 1 men's doubles pair in the tournament Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen was handed a particularly interesting quarter final at the Syed Modi International Grand Prix badminton championships in Lucknow on Friday. The Danish pair eventually notched up a victory against the No. 5 seeds Hendra Setiawan/Tan Boon Heong of Indonesia and Malaysia.

Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen beat Hendra Setiawan/Tan Boon Heong at 2017 Syed Modi.
Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen beat Hendra Setiawan/Tan Boon Heong at 2017 Syed Modi.

Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen beat Hendra Setiawan/Tan Boon Heong at 2017 Syed Modi.

The first set between these 2 pairs proved a nail-biter, when both pairs yielded multiple deuces and game-point opportunities before Hendra Setiawan/Tan Boon Heong won the first game with 27-25.

But the Indonesia/Malaysia combo was clearly struggling in the second set while the Danish pair started to attack Tan Boon Heong due to his slow movement. Boe/Mogensen eventually won the second set easily with 21-10.

The decider was pretty much the same as the second set, where Setiawan/Tan were making a lot of unforced errors, allowing the Denmark pair to quickly seal the victory with 21-11.

Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen will play No. 4 seeds Fajar Alfian/Muhammad Rian Ardianto of Indonesia in the semi-finals.

Women's doubles No. 3 seeds Lim Yin Loo/Yap Cheng Wen became the only Malaysian shuttlers to advance to the semi-finals after beating Sruthi K.P/Haritha Manazhiyil Harinarayanan of India 21-17, 21-9.

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