Viktor Axelsen is in every single place however the prime shuttlers really feel that he’ll lose | Jobs Punch

Olympic and world champion Viktor Axelsen has proven absolute dominance in his reign of worldwide badminton in 2022.

The tall Dane confirmed no indicators of weak spot, as he misplaced simply 3 times final season and began the 12 months by retaining the Malaysia Open Tremendous 1000 event title.

So how do you beat him? “Huh! I feel each participant is struggling in opposition to that. I do not know what to say; it is not solely me who feels that means,” mentioned world No. 3 Anthony Sinisuka Ginting from Indonesia to PTI on Tuesday.

Ginting, who was defeated by Axelsen within the remaining of the season-ending BWF World Tour Finals.

The world No. 1 from Odense received eight titles in 2022, together with the World Championships, All England and World Tour Finals. He began the 12 months with one other dominating efficiency, profitable straight matches in all his matches after the three-game opener in Kuala Lumpur.

“I am not saying he is unbeatable, however sure now he is taking part in at stage; he is very assured and constant and taking part in at a unique stage than every other participant for the time being,” mentioned Lakshya Sen, who beat Axelsen within the German Open semifinals.

“But when I have a look at him as an opponent, and put together and provides my finest, I’ve an opportunity to win.” Axelsen’s epic 39-match profitable streak was ended by 2021 world champion Loh Kean Yew in his hometown, Odense when the Singaporean defeated him within the quarter-finals of the Denmark Open Tremendous 750 final October.

However this proved to be simply an aberration because the Dane received the French Open Tremendous 750. He misplaced to HS Prannoy within the group phases of the World Tour Finals however it did not matter as he claimed the title in December.

“For the time being Viktor is a powerful opponent however I feel my gamers have an opportunity to win in opposition to him. The one factor is technique. I feel, in any competitors, they will do it,” mentioned Indonesia’s singles coach Irwansyah.

“It is all the time troublesome to play with Viktor who’s tall however folks will get used to it, others will win extra simply.” Axelsen is the primary males’s singles participant to win seven Tremendous Sequence in a season, surpassing the 4 crowns achieved by the legendary Lin Dan, Lee Chong Wei and Kidambi Srikanth, a rival of the Dane in opening of the India Open.

Aside from Axelsen, solely Ginting (2) and Shi Yuqi (2) will win multiple title in 2022.

The previous world No. 2 China’s Shi Yuqi, a 2018 World Championships silver medallist, who might face Axelsen within the second spherical, stays assured of his possibilities.

“He all the time wins matches, would not he. However it does not imply that his stage is greater (greater) than ours.”

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