Excellent play by Viktor Axelsen to beat the Comeback King Lee Hyun Il. He showed maturity beyond his 19 years of age by playing a bit more controlled game instead of rushing to attack and was able to read the crafty rallying tactics of the vastly experienced veteran. I venture to say Viktor will prove a worthy successor to the Evergreen Peter Gade in the near future.
But consistency is the key to the top which is wanting in Viktor so far. Let's see if he can do it from now on.
The Danes won all the three titles at stake and Viktor Axelsen was the surprise package taking the MS title with his wins over Boonsak Ponsana and Lee Hyun Il both in straight games.
Will he be the rising star in 2014 and make his mark in the SS tournaments?