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Axelsen downs Christie to storm into India Open final

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World No. 1 Viktor Axelsen reached the final of the Indian Open Badminton Championship by beating Indonesia’s Jonathan Christie 21-6, 21-12 on Saturday.

The Danish ace and top seed, who just won the Malaysia Open on Sunday, beat his fourth-placed opponent in 38 minutes in the men’s singles semi-finals in New Delhi.

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“I feel very good. I felt really fresh for my match today,” said Axelsen, whose quarter-final match on Friday was abandoned when compatriot Rasmus Gemke retired with a leg injury.

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“I moved well and the shots were good.”

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Axelsen, who won the India Open in 2017 and 2019, will take on Thailand’s Kunlavut Vitidsarn, who fought Indonesia’s Anthony Sinisuka Ginting 27-25, 21-15 in Sunday’s final.

“I am looking forward to a good final and I have played in the final with Vitidsarn several times,” he said.

Vitidsarn, 21, a former junior world champion, relied on strong defense to counter Ginting’s attacking style, which started 12-6 in the 58-minute fight.

Women’s top seed and Japanese star Akane Yamaguchi beat Thailand’s Supanida Katetong 21-17, 21-16 to set up a title fight with Ahn Se-young in a repeat of Sunday’s final in Malaysia, which Yamaguchi won.

The two-time world champion and reigning world No. 1 remained at the top of her game and defeated the Thai in 39 minutes.

In the other semi-final, the South Korean An played the game and beat the Chinese He Bing Jiao with a score of 11-21, 21-16, 21-16.

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Source: sports.yahoo.com

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