Viktor Axelsen withdrew from the Indonesia Masters Badminton tournament shortly after losing to Kunlaut Vidicharn in the India Open Super 750 final on Sunday. It was his second consecutive finals appearance in two consecutive weeks.
“Hi everyone. Unfortunately I am not going to Indonesia next week. I am looking forward to playing Istora in front of Indonesian badminton fans as usual, but my body is not ready for another week of competition Until next time, thank you for your support,” Axelsson wrote on Twitter.
The Dane has already won a world record seven Super Series titles in 2022. However, minutes after losing to Widtsorn in New Delhi, he complained about the BWF tour, saying it was ‘really difficult’ .
“There are so many tournaments on the World Tour now…you can’t play them all and do well all year. Taking a 5-6 hour flight, flying through time zones from Malaysia to India and back through the same time zones, when you see health and all, that’s not good, you better be confident,” Axelsen told PTI in an interview on Sunday.
Axelsen also stated that he would only participate in the next selected tournaments. “There is a world championship in Denmark that I want to do well. Super 1000 is my top priority. I won one last week and I hope to be able to do it again at the All England.
world no. He won the Malaysia Open Series 1 Men’s Singles, an entry-level Super Series tournament held in Kuala Lumpur on January 15. The Indian Open begins on January 17. The next tournament, the Indonesia Masters in Jakarta, will start on January 24. Gives players less time to recover from competition fatigue.
Sunday, in a three-game marathon thriller, Axelsen lost 20-22, 21-10, 12-21 to rising star Vidichorn in an hour and four minutes. world no. The rising 8th star from Thailand is the fourth badminton player to beat Axelsen on the BWF World Tour in the past two years.
The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has increased the number of tournaments for this season to 31 in 2022, with Super Series-level events reaching Finland and Canada.
With Olympic qualifying starting in May, it will be hard for players to skip the games.
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