Astrup/Rasmussen out, Lin Dan and Stoevas in
The Danish pair had to accept a tough defeat against an Indian newcomer pair in the first round of the Yonex Swiss Open.
In 44 minutes, the Indian pair were able to beat the current world ranked number 7 from Denmark. They showed quite a strong performance and cope the pressure to win the match. For the Danes, this is surely disappointing and an unexpected short stay in Switzerland.
For LIN Dan, everything was under control against Christian KIRCHMAYR, the current best Swiss player. The 5 times world champion beat the Swiss in front of his home crowd. Final score : 21-11, 21-6.
Same goes for the Stoeva sisters who win their spots for the second round after a rather easy match against a pair from Chinese Taipei in straight games : 21-18, 21-12.