M’sia’s Ng Tze Yong Pulls Off Upset Win Against Danish Olympic Champion At All England Open

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In a spectacular turn of events, Viktor Axelsen, an Olympic champion from Denmark, was reportedly defeated by Malaysia’s Ng Tze Yong at the All England Open badminton competition yesterday – stunning the nation and gracing multiple headlines.

With a final score of 21-16, 12-21, and 21-19, the unseeded Ng Tze Yong prevailed in the match. This marks what the sports world refers to as an ‘upset win’ – one where a highly ranked or favoured individual loses to his opponent in contrast to what may have been originally anticipated.

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The victory is a major milestone for Ng Tze Yong, who is relatively unknown in the international badminton scene, and currently ranked world No. 37 in men’s singles. The 23-year-old is competing at the All England for the first time after barely cracking the top 30 in the world last year.

He faced an uphill battle against Axelsen, who is currently ranked world No. 2 and was the top seed at the tournament.

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“To me, it’s among the most remarkable competitions,” Axelsen stated. “I want to perform well because it’s one of the biggest on the circuit. And it’s difficult when you fail.”

Ng Tze Yong has advanced to the tournament’s quarterfinals owing to his victory over Axelsen.

Additionally, Tze Yong beat Indonesia’s Shesar Hiren Rhustavito 21-9, 21-12 in the opening round on Tuesday, while world No. 1 Axelsen struggled against Hong Kong’s Lee Cheuk Yiu before winning 19-21, 21-15, 21-11.

Congrats and well deserved!