The career of Danish superstar Peter Gade is over after he was knocked out of the first round of the Yonex Denmark Open.
Gade, who will now retire from the sport, received a standing ovation from the appreciative crowd following a 21-18 21-14 defeat at the hands of Sourabh Varma.
The Dane struggled to get to grips with the game and found himself 5-0 down in the first, he managed some form of fight back but it wasn’t enough as he lost that set 21-18.
The second set looked like going right to the wire, until the Indian showed his class at the end to claim the set and the match 21-14.
Hans Kristian Vittinghus and Victor Axelsen was also defeated in their first round matches. Axelsen was up against top seed Lee Chong Wei and after losing 8-21 in the first set it looked like a harsh lesson for the young local player.
In fact, he improved in the second and gained in confidence and made less errors, he led 16-10 at one stage before Lee Chong Wei found his form to win 21-18.
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