Sweden’s most experienced Men’s Singles player Henri Hurskainen got off a tremendous start when he outwitted Czech Republic’s Jan Frohlich in opening round of Swedish International Stockholm 2013 on Friday, January 18, in Stockholm.
The top seeded Hurskainen, who did not let any of his compatriots to supersede him in domestic rankings, showed his incredible skills and easily showed exit to Frohlich in just 35 minutes.
Swedish man was on a different level in front of his home crowd. He played with staggering speed and easily finished off this Men’s Singles battle in straight games with a smashing total of 21-14 and 21-15.
Meanwhile, the un-seeded Frohlich put in his best efforts to stop the progress of his local challenger. But he failed to dictate the pace of rallies at crucial stage in the match and eventually crashed out without taking any game.
In the first game, the lofty Hurskainen showed a phenomenal feat in the arena as he played with commanding control from initial points.
The tempo of the rallies was very fast in first set and Hurskainen impressed local fans with his lofty skills.
The local shuttler did not slow down the pace of rallies at any stage and remained successful in building up a huge pressure on his challenger.
Until the one-minute interval, the impressive Hurskainen was leading the game with a comfortable difference.
The underdog Frohlich could not change things around after the one-minute interval as he lost his focus in the arena.
Hurskainen continued executing powerful smashes in targeted areas and eventually took the first set with a reasonable total of 21-14.
Frohlich was again in problem in the second game as he faced a punishing treatment from his rival who was at his best in the arena.
Until the one-minute break, the lofty Hurskainen continued playing with command and variations and remained ahead on the board.
In the concluding part of second game, the incredible Hurskainen continued his comfortable ride and easily clinched the second set by a huge difference of 21-15.
Hurskainen seems in a good rhythm as he did not face any trouble in the opening round and easily advanced into the next stage of this home tournament.