Jakarta, CNN Indonesia —
Viktor Axelsen failed to win two European tournaments in the last two weeks. This result is somewhat surprising when you see Axelsen’s consistency in more than one year.
Axelsen ended his journey at the Swiss Open in the semifinals. Axelsen lost with a score that was quite far away, 10-21, 15-21 in a duel against Chou Tien Chen.
The defeat at the Swiss Open complemented Axelsen’s previous disappointment at the All England event. At the All England tournament, Axelsen even stopped in the round of 16. Axelsen lost 15-21, 21-9, 21-23 to Ng Tze Yong.
After losing at the Swiss Open, Axelsen felt that he needed a break so that his mind was ready to return to the court.
“For me personally, I need a few days to be with my family, away from the court and everything related to badminton in order to be able to return to the proper mental and physical condition,” Axelsen said via his Instagram account.
This week the BWF Tour continues to the Spain Masters. But Axelsen did not take part in the tournament.
The first seed in men’s singles at the Spain Masters is Kenta Nishimoto while the second seed is Kanta Tsuneyama.
Axelsen will also not take part in the Orleans Masters event which takes place next week.