I am pretty sure Taufik Hidayat is almost back at his best while Peter Gade is storming the world badminton once again. In short, the Golden Oldies are back! They face off in the French Open 2008 Men Singles Finals match. The French Open is a Super Series event!
In the previous round, Taufik defeated top seed Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia in a tough 3 set battle despite loosing the first set. Meanwhile, Peter Gade defeated compatriot Kenneth Jonassen in the semi finals.
This finals was indeed a fascinating match. I am sure you all will agree after watching the videos we have uploaded.
Gade started off well and took a commanding lead in the first set but could not finish Taufik off. Taufik won the first set 21-16.
I guess physically, Taufik really was tired. Taufik played 3 sets from the first round until the final. I think Taufik ran out of gas and lost 21-16, 17-21, 7-21 in 59 minutes of grueling badminton match. Peter Gade the deserving winner for the French Open.
The positive that we can see clearly that, Taufik is back like a hungry tiger. Meanwhile, credit must be given to Peter Gade for playing the perfect game. Even at the age of 31, Peter is still playing top level badminton. Peter Gade took back to back Super Series title. Gade won the Denmark Open together with this French Open.
Another site that did a report of Peter Gade’s victory on the French Open 2008. (In Danish)