Today, Sunday, the YONEX Swiss Open will see a dream final between reigning world champion Sindhu Pursala V. (IND) and current Olympic champion Carolina Marin (ESP). A rematch of the Rio 2016 final - with slight advantages for Sindhu, who needed 30 minutes less for her victory against Denmark's Blichfeldt in the semi-final than Carolina did against Thailand's Chochuwong.
The first final on Sunday will be contested from 11.00 a.m. in the mixed Mathias Christiansen/Alexandra Boje (DEN) and Thom Gicquel/Delphine Delrue (FRA). Alexandra Boje has good memories of the St.Jakobshalle. She became European U15 singles and mixed champion here in 2014.
The next match will be played by the two sisters Gabriela and Stefani Stoeva from Bulgaria. They are the best European women's doubles and their opponents are from Asia, as is often the case. This time it's Pearly Tan/Muraliharan Thinaah from Malaysia.
In the third match on Sunday, Viktor Axelsen (DEN) will play 19-year-old Kunlavut Vitisarn from Thailand. For the Dane, success in tournaments in Switzerland is nothing new. Already in 2008 - as a 14-year-old - he won the individual tournament at the eight-nation tournament U15, held in the sports centre Kerenzerberg (photo). And he is the clear favourite in the final today.
In the men's doubles, the two Danes Kim Astrup/Anders Skaarup Rasmussen and the two Germans Mark Lamsfuss/Marvin Seidel will face each other. Although the two Danes lead in the direct comparison with 6:1 - but the last encounter was lost a fortnight ago at the European Mixed Team Championships.
Last but not least, the already mentioned dream final in the women's singles - world champion against Olympic champion.
Great badminton in Basel.
Enjoy watching at home.
Results and schedule: www.tournamentsoftware.com
TV live streaming on SRF: SRF.ch at 11.00 a.m.
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