After a great three weeks in Bangkok with two Super 1000 tournaments and the BWF World Tour Finals the Badminton circuit is finally back for the Swiss Open 2021 in St. Jakobshalle in beautiful Basel. Once again in a bubble without audience, but still better than Corona break without professional badminton. It was a great week, although many top players were absent. Time for the Europeans to shine, which they did – took all titles apart from the Womens Doubles. All final matches were pretty one-sided. though…
Yonex Swiss Open – Final Day Results
Thom Gicquel/Delphine Delrue def. Mathias Christiansen/Alexandra Boje
Very close battle between the experienced Danes and the young upcoming French pair. Giquel and Delrue already showed their potential in Thailand and with their creative style will surely be the best European mixed quite soon.
Pearly Tan/Thinaah Muralitharan def. Gabriela Stoeva/Stefani Stoeva
The Bulgarian sisters are improving steadily. But its still not consistent enough to prevail against the Asian competition. Congrats to the tall girls from Thailand!
Viktor Axelsen def. Kunlavut Vitidsarn
The young Thai player put up a good fight and has a promising future ahead. But he was never going to beat an in-form Axelsen. The tall Dane has worked hard during the Corona break and looks fitter than ever. Gonna be interesting to see how he would fare against Kento Momota. Maybe we will see it at the All England Championships.
Kim Astrup/Anders Skaarup Rasmussen def. Mark Lamsfuss/Marvin Seidel
Feels a little weird to me that the result looks so clear. There were long rallies quite often with the Germans on attack. They played a good match, but couldnt get through the Danish defense and lost patience at some point – resulting in unforced errors or wrong shot selection. Well deserved win for the Danes, but the Germans have all the tools needed to be successful in the future.
Carolina Marin def.. Pusarla Venkata Sindhu
The much anticipated clash of titans was one way traffic from the beginning. PV Sindhu has just not gotten out of the Corona break in good shape. Marin on the other side has rarely ever looked as impressive as in 2021. She already dominated the Thailand swing in January and it needed a brillant Tai Tzu Ying to beat her. This match was nowhere near the level of their Olympic final. But it would be a huge surprise to me, if Marin didnt show up in another Olympic final in Tokyo (if it will take place). Only Tay Tzu Ying and Nozomi Okuhara could stop her.