24 Jun '11, 11am

Badminton: Denmark's Gade ousts home boy Hidayat

Danish star Peter Gade defeated local hero Taufik Hidayat on his home turf in the first men's singles quarter-final of the Indonesian Open on Friday. World number five Gade defeated the Olympic champion in straight games 21-17 and 21-15, ending 29-year-old Hidayat's pursuit of a record seventh Indonesian Open singles crown. About 3,000 fans packed Jakarta's Senayan indoor stadium in the hope of seeing the former world number one carry Indonesia's hopes into the semi finals, but they went quiet as Gade took control of the match. "This is one of my best matches ever," Gade said after forcing his veteran opponent into a string of costly errors. "Taufik made a lot of mistakes. I'm very happy that I could beat him on his home court." Gade, 34, led from the start and finished with 18 smash winners compared to 15 by Hidayat, the world number three. The Indonesian tried to match G...

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