Former world brother Li Zongwei pays tribute to Danish men's singles star Jorgensen for his fighting spirit in the past 10 years.
Jorgensen, who was ranked second in the world in 2015, is participating in the Danish Open in its final battle, and will end his 12-year wonderful career after this event, and his retiring also means that Denmark will follow the men's doubles. After combining Bol and Mogensen, he lost another top player.
Jorgensen has played against Li Zongwei 17 times in the past, but only won one of them. However, Li Zongwei said in an interview with The Star that Jorgensen has never been an easy opponent to deal with.
"I know this is Jorgensen’s last game, and I want to commend him for his contribution to the sport. He is different from other European players. I don’t know how he did it, but he was able to pass unexpectedly. Rebound to narrow the huge lead."
"He struggled to save the ball on the court, played incredible shots, and the most important thing was never to give up. I remember one of the Danish Opens where I took a huge lead but he managed to catch up and almost beat me. He let I know that I must be cautious at all times and cannot underestimate him or other opponents while leading."
Li Zongwei pointed out that if not affected by the injury, Jorgensen has the ability to send a stronger impact on him, Lin Dan and other top players. He has also become one of the few players to beat Lin Dan more than once. The two played against each other 15 times and Jorgensen won a total of 6 victories.
"Injuries are the athlete's worst enemy. Unfortunately, Jorgensen was knocked down several times by it. The hardest part was the road to comeback after recovery. I imagined going through this process several times, so I can understand his situation. I wish him all the best, and his final battle at home."
Jorgensen played two consecutive stages at the Danish Open, defeating Sweden's Brested in the first lap, and defeating France's Thomas Popov in the second lap. He will have a civil war with Antonsen in the top 8 today.