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Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold 2014, Former world junior champion Viktor Axelsen clinches his first title of the year after a long battle with China’s Tian Houwei 21-7, 16-21, 25-23 in 1 hour and 8 minutes. Viktor seems to be dominating the first set with great Peter Gade’s fast steep smashes which left Tian Hou Wei clueless and lost during the first set.
However in the second set, Tian Hou Wei did not let his first set defeat into his head and played wholeheartedly with solid defense and amazing retrieval abilities to force a rubber. In the rubber set, Viktor and Tian Hou Wei fought neck to neck with forcing each other for errors and points. Viktor stood up a gear and charged in to wrapped up the game 25-23.
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In Romania, Misbun Ramdan who is fighting for a spot in the Malaysia’s Thomas Cup team certainly looks good for the spot after capturing the Romian International Challenge title on Sunday. The number 1 seed, had to fight through out the match, as his opponent Adrian Dzioklo of Poland showed some resistance and won the first set but Misbun Ramdan pulled through with great perseverance and superb desire; winning his first title of the year 15-21, 21-18, 21-16 .