Dane axes Misbun

Misbun Ramdan crashed out of the semi-finals of the Denmark International badminton championships in Frederikshavn.

He was beaten 16-21, 21-13, 22-20 by top seed Viktor Axelsson of Denmark. It was the second defeat for Misbun at the hands of the Dutch International in April.

Misbun, who had won the Portuguese International last week, upset Dutch third seed Eric Pang 21-17, 9-21, 21-15 in the quarter-finals earlier.

On the semi-finals, Misbun held match point in the decider at 20-19 but gave away three consecutie points to surrender the game and match.

Misbun is down to play at the Slovenia International next, where he is the highest ranked entry at number 71.