Posted on 7th October 2023
By RJ Mitchell
Daniel Lundgaard and Mads Vestergaard have cited consistency as the key to their Scottish Open Men’s Doubles semi-final victory over England’s Rory Easton and Zach Russ.
The Danes were accurate and clinical throughout, posting a 21-12, 21-8 success in 29 minutes.
Speaking post-match Lundgaard had no doubt what the difference was: “We started off very well and ended very well and we were very consistent. We had a plan and we executed it from start to finish and that was very pleasing.
“So our consistency was really good and now we need to maintain that level in the final.”
Providing some interesting insight into that game plan Daniel added: “The English guys, well they like the battle and we were very accurate at moving the shuttle in front of them and not giving it to them in the areas they like to play and perhaps that frustrated them a bit.”
With their opponents for tomorrow’s final still to be decided there is a possibility that revenge could be on the menu if there is another all Danish final as Mads explained: “We have been in three finals this season and won two titles one in Poland and one at the Mexico International and we also had a final in our last tournament in Belgium where we played the other Danish semi- finalists here, Andreas (Sondergaard) and Jesper, (Toft) and we lost!
“So we would like revenge against our fellow Danes but we are fresh and with me having a long day with also making the final of the Mixed a good sleep and recovery is important.”