Viktor Axelsen

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Viktor Axelsen
Viktor Axelsen - Indonesia Masters 2018.jpg
Axelsen at the 2018 Indonesia Masters
Personal information
Born (1994-01-04) 4 January 1994 (age 27)
Odense, Denmark
ResidenceDubai, United Arab Emirates[1]
Height1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
Years active2010–present
HandednessRight
Men's singles
Career record399 wins, 135 losses
Highest ranking1 (28 September 2017)
Current ranking2 (21 September 2021)
BWF profile

Viktor Axelsen (born 4 January 1994) is a Danish badminton player. He is the 2017 World champion and the 2020 Olympic champion.[2] He won the 2010 World Junior Championships, beating South Korea's Kang Ji-wook in the final to become the first ever European player to hold the title.[3] Axelsen was crowned European men's singles champion in 2016 and 2018.[4]

Early life[edit]

Axelsen was born in Odense, and at six years old, his father introduced him to badminton, playing the games at the Odense badminton club.[5][6] He lived with his father after his parents divorced, then lived alone in Copenhagen at the age of 17 and joined the national team.[7] His father Henrik Axelsen ran a small advertising agency for a number of years, but now works full time as a manager for his son, and his mother Gitte Lundager has a shop in central Odense with a hairdressing salon, cosmetics and fashion clothing. He was named as 2004 Player of the Year by Odense badminton club.[8]

Career[edit]

2006–2011: Early career and World Junior title[edit]

Viktor Axelsen at 2010 Dutch Open

Axelsen achievements begin when he won the National junior event in the boys' singles and doubles in his age group in 2006 and 2008.[8] He later emerged victorious at the 2009 German Junior and also at the European U17 Championships.[9] He made his debut in the senior international tournament at the 2009 Denmark Open played in the men's doubles event with Steffen Rasmussen.[5]

In January 2010, Axelsen who played from the qualification round manage to reach the finals at the Swedish International tournament, and finished as the runner-up after lost to Indra Bagus Ade Chandra in straight games 15–21, 12–21.[10] He competed at the World Junior Championships in Guadalajara, Mexico, claimed the boys' singles title by defeating the No.1 seed, China's Huang Yuxiang in the quarterfinals, India's B. Sai Praneeth in the semis and Kang Ji-wook of Korea in the final.[9] In October, he claimed his first international senior title at the age of just sixteen, winning the Cyprus International.[11] A few weeks later he entered his first Super Series event in singles, the Denmark Open 2010; making it through the qualifying stages before losing out to compatriot and eventual winner Jan Ø. Jørgensen in the second round.[12]

In 2011, Axelsen secured gold at the European Junior Championships, defeating teammate Rasmus Fladberg 21–8, 17–21, 21–13 in the final.[13] He took a silver medal at the 2011 BWF World Junior Championships, lost the title to Malaysia's Zulfadli Zulkiffli, coming in second place.[14]

2012–2014: First Grand Prix title, European and World bronze[edit]

In early 2012, Axelsen moved to Valby, in Copenhagen, and started training at Brøndby elite center.[6] Axelsen finished runner-up at the French Open in Paris, losing in the final to Daren Liew 18–21, 17–21.[15] He also won a bronze medal at the 2012 European Championships losing the semi-final in three games to Sweden's Henri Hurskainen 21–18, 18–21, 17–21.[16]

In 2014, Axelsen has won his first Grand Prix title at the Swiss Open, beating China's Tian Houwei in the final 21–7, 16–21, 25–23.[17] Axelsen won a bronze medal at the 2014 BWF World Championships and also a bronze medal again at the 2014 European Championships.[18]

2015–2016: European champion, Olympic bronze, and Superseries title[edit]

In 2015, Axelsen finished runners-up at the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold, three Super Series events India Open, Australian Open, and Japan Open. He qualified to compete at the Super Series Finals held in Dubai, and again finished as the runner-up.[19] Axelsen featured in Denmark winning team at the European Mixed Team Championships in Leuven, Belgium.[20][21] At the Sudirman Cup, the team finished in the quarter finals lost 2–3 to Japanese team, where he played in the second matches.[22] He ended the 2015 season ranked as world number 6.

In 2016, Axelsen earned his first European crown in May 2016 beating compatriot and defending champion Jan Ø. Jørgensen with 21–11, 21–16 in the final of the 25th edition of the European Championships, the first in France at La Roche-sur-Yon. He was also part of the historic Danish team winning the first ever Thomas Cup title in 2016. Axelsen won five of his six played singles matches in the team tournament, also against Indonesia's experienced player Tommy Sugiarto in the final (21–17, 21–18) setting up a dramatic and historic 3–2 victory for Denmark over Indonesia. In the 2016 Rio Olympics, he won the bronze medal by beating Lin Dan from China 21–15, 12–21, 21–17.

2017: World champion, second Superseries Finals title, World number 1[edit]

In 2017, Axelsen won the World Championship in Glasgow in two sets against Lin Dan (22–20, 21–16) and became the third Danish player to ever become a world champion (Peter Rasmussen 1997 in Glasgow & Flemming Delfs 1977 in Sweden).[18] Axelsen, with a record of 4–3, is the only top twenty player to hold a winning record against Lin Dan, head-to-head.[23]

Axelsen followed up his victory in Glasgow by winning the finals of the Japan Open tournament in Tokyo over Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia in three sets on 23 September, propelling him to the top of the BWF World Rankings.[24]

2018–2019: Second European Championships title[edit]

In 2018, Axelsen participated in the European Men's and Women's Team Badminton Championships and got a gold after suffered from a foot injury. He represented Denmark in the 2018 Thomas & Uber Cup. In the group stage, he defeated Vladimir Malkov from Russia and from Algeria. In the group stage match against Lee Chong Wei, he lost by two straight games 9–21, 19–21. In the quarter finals match against South Korea, he defeated Son Wan-ho, but he lost to the favorite and former world no. 2, Kento Momota in semi finals. Denmark was then eliminated in semi finals but not the defending champion of 2016 Thomas & Uber Cup. In August, Axelsen was unable to defend his world title where he was defeated by two-time World Champion and reigning Olympic Champion Chen Long in the quarter finals.[25]

2020: All England Open title[edit]

Axelsen started the season by competing in Indonesia Masters. He finished as the semi-finalists after lost to home player the seventh seed Anthony Sinisuka Ginting in two straight games.[26] In February, he managed to defend his title in Barcelona Spain Masters after beating the Thai youngster Kunlavut Vitidsarn in straight games 21–16, 21–13.[27] In March, he won the prestigious tournament All England Open, making history as the first European and Dane to lift the men's singles trophy since 1999.[28]

2021: European Championship Silver and Olympic Gold[edit]

Axelsen participated at the European Mixed Team Championships in Finland, and helped the team win the gold medal.[29] In March, Axelsen entered the All England Open as the defending champion. He reached the final, but lost to 6th seed Lee Zii Jia of Malaysia in a grueling 3 set match.[30] He then took part at the Kyiv European Championships, advanced to the final, but the organizers decided to cancel the finals, since Axelsen tested positive for COVID-19. Consequently, he was barred from playing the final match with his compatriot Anders Antonsen and was awarded with a silver medal.[31] He won the gold medal in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, beating Chen Long in straight games in the final and without dropping a single game in the entire tournament.[32]

Achievements[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2016 Riocentro – Pavilion 4, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil China Lin Dan 15–21, 21–10, 21–17 Bronze medal.svg Bronze
2020 Musashino Forest Sport Plaza, Tokyo, Japan China Chen Long 21–15, 21–12 Gold medal.svg Gold

BWF World Championships[edit]

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2014 Ballerup Super Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark Malaysia Lee Chong Wei 9–21, 7–21 Bronze Bronze
2017 Emirates Arena, Glasgow, Scotland China Lin Dan 22–20, 21–16 Gold Gold

European Championships[edit]

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2012 Telenor Arena, Karlskrona, Sweden Sweden Henri Hurskainen 21–18, 18–21, 17–21 Bronze Bronze
2014 Gymnastics Center, Kazan, Russia Denmark Jan Ø. Jørgensen 11–21, 13–21 Bronze Bronze
2016 Vendéspace, La Roche-sur-Yon, France Denmark Jan Ø. Jørgensen 21–11, 21–16 Gold Gold
2017 Sydbank Arena, Kolding, Denmark Denmark Anders Antonsen 17–21, 16–21 Bronze Bronze
2018 Palacio de Deportes, Huelva, Spain England Rajiv Ouseph 21–8, 21–7 Gold Gold
2021 Palace of Sports, Kyiv, Ukraine Denmark Anders Antonsen Walkover Silver Silver

BWF World Junior Championships[edit]

Boys' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2010 Domo del Code Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico South Korea Kang Ji-Wook 21–19, 21–10 Gold Gold
2011 Taoyuan Arena, Taoyuan City, Taipei, Taiwan Malaysia Zulfadli Zulkiffli 18–21, 21–9, 19–21 Silver Silver

European Junior Championships[edit]

Boys' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2011 Energia Areena, Vantaa, Finland Denmark Rasmus Fladberg 21–8, 17–21, 21–13 Gold Gold

BWF World Tour (8 titles, 5 runners-up)[edit]

The BWF World Tour, which was announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[33] is a series of elite badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tours are divided into levels of World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.[34]

Men's singles

Year Tournament Level Opponent Score Result
2018 Malaysia Masters Super 500 Japan Kenta Nishimoto 21–13, 21–23, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Indonesia Open Super 1000 Japan Kento Momota 14–21, 9–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 Spain Masters Super 300 Denmark Anders Antonsen 21–14, 21–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 All England Open Super 1000 Japan Kento Momota 11–21, 21–15, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 India Open Super 500 India Srikanth Kidambi 21–7, 22–20 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2020 Malaysia Masters Super 500 Japan Kento Momota 22–24, 11–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2020 Spain Masters Super 300 Thailand Kunlavut Vitidsarn 21–16, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2020 All England Open Super 1000 Chinese Taipei Chou Tien-chen 21–13, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2020 (I) Thailand Open Super 1000 Hong Kong Ng Ka Long 21–14, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2020 (II) Thailand Open Super 1000 Denmark Hans-Kristian Vittinghus 21–11, 21–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2020 BWF World Tour Finals World Tour Finals Denmark Anders Antonsen 16–21, 21–5, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2021 Swiss Open Super 300 Thailand Kunlavut Vitidsarn 21–16, 21–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2021 All England Open Super 1000 Malaysia Lee Zii Jia 29–30, 22–20, 9–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

BWF Superseries (4 titles, 7 runners-up)[edit]

The BWF Superseries, which was launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[35] was a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries levels were Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries consisted of twelve tournaments around the world that had been introduced since 2011.[36] Successful players were invited to the Superseries Finals, which were held at the end of each year.

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2012 French Open Malaysia Liew Daren 18–21, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 India Open India Srikanth Kidambi 21–18, 13–21, 12–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Australian Open China Chen Long 12–21, 21–14, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Japan Open China Lin Dan 19–21, 21–16, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Dubai World Superseries Finals Japan Kento Momota 15–21, 12–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 India Open Japan Kento Momota 15–21, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 Dubai World Superseries Finals China Tian Houwei 21–14, 6–21, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2017 India Open Chinese Taipei Chou Tien-chen 21–13, 21–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2017 Japan Open Malaysia Lee Chong Wei 21–14, 19–21, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2017 China Open China Chen Long 16–21, 21–14, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2017 Dubai World Superseries Finals Malaysia Lee Chong Wei 19–21, 21–19, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  Superseries Finals tournament
  Superseries Premier tournament
  Superseries tournament

BWF Grand Prix (1 title, 1 runner-up)[edit]

The BWF Grand Prix had two levels, the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It was a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) and played between 2007 and 2017.

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2014 Swiss Open China Tian Houwei 21–7, 16–21, 25–23 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Swiss Open India Srikanth Kidambi 14–21, 24–22, 21–8 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series (4 titles, 2 runners-up)[edit]

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2010 Swedish International Stockholm Indonesia Indra Bagus Ade Chandra 15–21, 12–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2010 Cyprus International France Simon Maunoury 21–10, 21–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Swedish International Stockholm Spain Pablo Abián 19–21, 6–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 Spanish Open Spain Pablo Abián 21–11, 7–21, 21–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Dutch International Netherlands Eric Pang 24–22, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Denmark International Finland Ville Lång 21–17, 21–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament

Personal life[edit]

In addition to his native Danish, Axelsen is also a fluent speaker of English and Mandarin.[37]

Axelsen's girlfriend, Natalia Koch Rohde, gave birth to a baby girl named Vega Rohde Axelsen on 15 October 2020.[38][39]

Performance timeline[edit]

Key
W F SF QF #R RR Q# A G S B NH N/A
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (G) gold, (S) silver or (B) bronze medal; (NH) not held; (N/A) not applicable.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

National team[edit]

  • Junior level
Team events 2010 2011
European Junior Championships NH B
World Junior Championships 6th A
  • Senior level
Team events 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
European Men's Team Championships G NH G NH G NH G NH G NH
European Mixed Team Championships NH S NH G NH G NH G NH G
Thomas Cup B NH QF NH G NH B NH B NH
Sudirman Cup NH B NH QF NH QF NH QF NH QF

Individual competitions[edit]

  • Junior level
Events 2010 2011 2012
European Junior Championships NH G NH
World Junior Championships G S QF
  • Senior level
Events 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
European Championships B NH B NH G B G NH S
World Championships NH 2R B QF NH G QF A NH
Olympic Games DNQ NH B NH G NH
Tournament BWF Superseries / Grand Prix BWF World Tour Best
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Swiss Open A 2R QF 2R W F A w/d NH W W {'14, '21)
German Open A 2R 2R QF A 1R A NH QF ('14)
All England Open A 1R 1R 1R QF QF QF w/d F W F W ('20)
Malaysia Masters A W SF F W ('18)
Australian Open A 1R F w/d w/d A NH F ('15)
India Open A QF F F W w/d W NH W ('17, '19)
Spain Masters NH A W W A W ('19, '20)
Malaysia Open A 1R 1R 1R 1R QF 2R QF QF NH QF ('16, '18, '19)
Singapore Open A QF SF A 1R 2R 2R 1R A SF NH SF ('12, '19)
Thailand Open A NH 1R A NH A W NH W ('20 I, '20 II)
W
Korea Open A 2R 1R 1R w/d w/d 2R 2R NH 2R ('13, '18, '19)
Chinese Taipei Open A QF A NH QF ('13)
China Open A Q1 A 1R 2R QF SF F 2R 1R NH F ('17)
Japan Open A 1R 2R A 1R F QF W SF w/d NH W ('17)
Syed Modi International A NH A SF A NH SF ('15)
Dutch Open A QF A NH NA QF ('10)
Denmark Open Q1 (MD) 2R QF 1R 2R 1R SF 2R QF 2R SF A Q SF ('15, '19)
French Open A 1R A F 1R QF 2R 2R w/d w/d SF NH Q F ('12)
Bitburger Open A 1R A w/d A 1R ('10)
Fuzhou China Open A 1R 1R A w/d QF NH QF ('19)
Hong Kong Open A 2R 2R 2R QF 1R A w/d A QF NH QF ('14, '19)
Indonesia Masters A NH 2R SF SF SF ('19, '20)
Indonesia Open A 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R F w/d NH F ('18)
London Grand Prix Gold NH SF NH SF ('13)
Superseries / Tour Finals DNQ F W W DNQ RR F W ('16, '17)
Year-end ranking 66 35 27 23 12 6 3 1 6 5 4 1
Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Best

Career overview[edit]

Record against selected opponents[edit]

Record against year-end Finals finalists, World Championships semi finalists, and Olympic quarter finalists. Accurate as of 1 October 2021.[40]

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External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Danish Sports Name of the Year
2017
Succeeded by