This episode is a little different than usual as it is a part of an interview I did with the guys at The Badminton Podcast some weeks ago.
In this part of the interview I share my take on the new proposed scoring system, which is very likely to be agreed upon at the BWF AGM on May 22nd.
Get to know why I'm more concerned about the possible effects it might have on recreational/lower level badminton than it will on the professional level.
I also share why I actually disagree with some of my colleagues on weather or not we should have had a bigger say in the matter - and why I think, if you are against the change, it's a little unfair to "blame" BWF if it gets voted through!
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This episode contains a rundown of my semifinal loss against Anders Antonsen.
I'll also provide you with insights into why the positive COVID-19 cases of Axelsen and even Lamsfuss (Germany) makes some sense.
Finally I'll go into my plans for the immediate future with Malaysia and Singapore Open (perhaps) coming up.
Also this is the first post after reaching my goal of 50 patrons, so make sure to tune in and hear what's now in store for all of them and who won the special prize of the month of April!
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Update from the European Championships in Kiev, Ukraine, where I've struggled both physically and mentally with quarantine issues!
So far so good in terms of the badminton though, so this update offers you some insights into the entire situation and my matches on road to tonight's semifinal against Anders Antonsen.
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First update from the European Championships in Kiev, Ukraine and it's not the most positive one...
Tune in to find out why I'm now in some sort of quarantine here and why traveling to events at the moment is really testing my patience and even motivation some times!
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Finally back with about guest episode and this time with the highly entertaining Ville Lång from Finland!
Ville is a former world no. 21 in men's singles who retired in 2016, but before doing so, he managed to win 15 international titles and 10 Finnish national championships in a row!
In this episode we talk a lot about how he tried to beat players, who he saw as superior players in terms of skill, by playing a lot of mind games and dominate them in the mental game.
We also dig into some of his career highlights like beating Tzu Wei Wang in the final of Scottish Open after being 4 matchpoints down - and another epic comeback at the Swedish Masters 2014.
Generally this is an episode full of fun anecdotes and stories, which is no surprise as Ville is one of the most charismatic players on the badminton tour the past couple of decades.
So don't miss out - you'll also get to know Ville's future plans for Finnish badminton, both as a coach and a board member.
All of this and much more packed into 1 entertaining hour!
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Thoughts on my semifinal performance: what worked, what didn't work and what to learn from this match.
Also a look at what's next for me in the coming weeks and months.
Finally, I'll find the winner of this months main prize, a racket from FZ Forza. Join on patreon.com/vittinghus to be in with a chance of winning next month!
Thanks for listening everyone!
Great performance in the QF of Orléans Masters against Ditlev Jæger Holm and I'm now back in top 20 of the world rankings (next week)!
Tune in to hear more about how pleasing this performance was and why I succeeded in making it a rather one-sided affair today.
Also a few thoughts on the challenge tomorrow's semi final presents!
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Short recap from another hard fought win at Orléans Masters - this time against Chirag Sen from India.
Also a few thoughts on what to expect from the quarterfinal tomorrow against Ditlev Jæger Holm.
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Short recap of my first match, a second round win against Joo Ven Soong, Malaysia.
Trying to let you in on how I had to work hard on the mental side of the game to stay in control of my thoughts and focus on the gameplan.
A lot of the things discussed in an earlier episode with sports psychologist Jakob Hansen actually came in play today!
Next up is Chirag Sen, so this episode offers a few words on that challenge as well.
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Quick 10-minute update from Orléans, France where I'm currently at to take part in the Super 100 event Orléans Masters.
The episode covers why I've signed up for this event, which includes a fight for an important 4th seeding spot at next month's European Championship.
You'll get updated on my experience being here so far as well, just as I'm also looking ahead to my first match, which will be against either Joo Ven Soong, Malaysia or Johnnie Torjussen, England.
I'll also reveal why it's a good idea to become a patron of the podcast on patreon.com/vittinghus before the end of this month - as the prizes next month are great. I'm also just 3 patrons shy of beginning to offer my monthly patrons-only livechat!
Hopefully you'll find it an interesting 10-minutes - so thanks a lot for listening. I appreciate it a lot!
Link to all matches at Orléans Masters on YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKoyBuRfaPm9UTzjt5JRGng
Update from a very crazy week in Birmingham at the All England!
By listening to this episode you'll get updated on how chaotic my preparations were with all the pre-tournament COVID-19 chaos.
I'll also dissect my performance and thoughts through my two matches here.
Finally in the end I'll dig a little into the even more chaotic scenes that has occured after the full Indonesian team and Yigit from Turkey were forced to withdraw due to COVID-19 related issues.
It's a little longer than usual for a "tournament edition" podcast, but I hope you'll enjoy the 30 minutes anyway.
Thanks for listening and remember you can support the podcast on patreon.com/vittinghus!
This is an episode I've really looked forward to share with you guys!
Jakob Hansen was my personal sports psychologist for more than 5 years and he has worked with so many of the best Danish athletes and high performers from other areas of work.
It's my hope the episode will give you a much better insight into what mental training at this level is, how we work with it and how useful it can be in all aspects of life.
The episode is full of small anecdotes from my work with Jakob both at home in training, but also at big events like Thomas Cup and World Championships.
You'll also get some tips on how to best get started with mental training and what you need to do and be wary of if you want to be successful with the training.
At the end Jakob also willingly replies to some great listener questions - amongst others one about how to stay focused in the end of matches when you need to close out a match.
I really do hope you'll find this episode both interesting, but also helpful, so please let me know what you think!
If you want to get in touch with Jakob, check out his website: https://www.doubleyou-partners.com/konsulenter/jakob-hansen/ or send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One of his great books is available on: https://www.underpres.dk/ - so far only in Danish, but it is being translated, so stay tuned for an English version.
Q&A episode where I also reveal some exciting news both in terms of a new benefit I'll soon include for all patrons of the podcast, but also a guest I'm very excited to bring on the show.
As a new feature I've also added timestamps below for each topic/question, so you can skip to the parts you want to hear - although I of course would love for your to hear it all! :)
Hope you enjoy the episode - and please consider supporting the work I do with this podcast on patreon.com/vittinghus.
00:45 How does being a patron help the podcast?
02:40 Revealing the main prize of this month and news on a new benefit all patrons can look forward to
04:55 Replying to question on All England in terms of both preparations, what it means to me and my view on the many withdrawals compared to a "normal" All England
08:20 Answering questions on what my fitness regime looks like and what I do to stay as injury free as possible
10:54 How I react mentally to playing opponents that retrieve "everything" - including stories from World Champs 2014 and Japan Open 2019
13:52 Revealing one of my next guests on the show
14:30 Quickfire questions - Discipline I'd like to coach after my career (other than MS)
14:45 My hardest opponent
15:10 Most important advice for a junior wanting to become a professional
15:30 Goals for 2021
15:55 What languages do I speak
16:35 Why I'm wearing VICTOR shoes, but using FZ Forza racket+apparel
17:17 What other sports do I like to play
17:38 My favorite Indomie flavour... :-)
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Another great guest episode - this time with an Asian guest in Hong Kong no. 1 men's singles player, Ng Ka Long Angus!
40 minutes of interesting chat where you'll get to know why he chose a career in singles despite winning gold at the World Junior Championships in men's doubles - and why it wasn't always an easy choice!
As we look back on his 2016 Hong Kong Open win, Angus also shares his thoughts on how he plans to become even better than he is now as he is aiming for some big achievements in the coming years.
Furthermore we look into the pros and cons of the Hong Kong badminton system and get to know a bit more about what Angus' everyday life looks like as a national team player.
An interesting chat and a rare chance for an English spoken long interview with one of the Asian stars of the sport!
I hope you enjoy it - I'll be happy to hear your feedback.
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Excited to bring you this episode with Danish men's doubles legend Mathias Boe!
The episode dissects all aspects of Boe's retirement at the start of last year. Does he regret not retiring with long time partner Carsten Mogensen? Did he get the farewell he wanted and deserved? And why did he feel it was the right time to quit with (at the time) the Tokyo Games were lurking just around the corner?
We're also talking in depth about that amazing run at the London Olympics, just as we go through the All England ups and downs with epic finals going both ways for him.
Obviously we also had to chat about his new job as coach of the Indian doubles - what is his perspective and what can we expect he'll bring to the job!
Finally there were time for a few listener questions including an update on Boe's legendary Gangnam style celebration and other brilliant stories throughout the podcast!
I sincerely hope you'll enjoy this episode as much as I enjoyed recording it - and if you did, please consider supporting the podcast on patreon.com/vittinghus, which will give you early access to all guest episodes and give you a chance of winning cool prizes each month!
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A new world ranking list has been published - and it is all good news!
Tune in to hear how good and how this affects the next many months for me.
This episodes also gives you a bit of insight into what the final few regular season matches in the Danish League has to offer for me and my team Højbjerg.
I'll also find the winners of the January prizes - a brand new FZ Forza racket and also a signed FZ Forza Vittinghus shirt.
Finally I'll reveal who my next guest for the podcast is going to be - and how you can send me your questions for the guest!
All of this in just 12 minutes, so no excuses for skipping this episode, it's over quick :-)
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Final update for me from the Toyota Thailand Open is very fittingly a recap of a final! How cool is that?!
Tune in to hear my thoughts on the bashing Viktor Axelsen gave me in the final.
How do I rate my own performance and what does this week's result mean in terms of what I can look ahead to in 2021.
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This episode is a recap of my semifinal win against world no. 3 Anders Antonsen!
I'm also looking ahead to the challenge of playing Viktor Axelsen in the final of a Super 1000-event - how cool is that?!
So tune in if you're into hearing about my continued fairy tale run...
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Update on the amazing quarter final match at the Toyota Thailand Open against Lee Cheuk Yiu from Hong Kong which lasted a whooping 77 minutes!
I also offer my view on the controversial call that went my way on 19-all in the final game, just as I touch on what Lee and I spoke about after the match.
Finally I'm trying to put into words how crazy these past couple of days has been in terms of a regular Indonesian love storm I've been caught up in!
Thanks so much for listening and the support.
I'm now on 35 patrons, which is amazing, but there's is always room for more supporters, so please go check out patreon.com/vittinghus if you want to help this podcast grow.
My latest episode offers you an update on my second round clash with Shesar Hiren Rhustavito from Indonesia at the Toyota Thailand Open. I'm recapping the match, what went through my mind and why it was a vital win for me looking ahead to the rest of 2021. You should also tune in to hear why me beating one Indonesia has ended up with me having to turn off all my social media notifications for a few days... I'm still one patron away from reaching my goal of getting to 35 supporters, so if you want to be the one that helps me get there, please go support on patreon.com/vittinghus