|Birth name||Peter Gade Christensen|
|Born||14 December 1976|
|Weight||73 kg (161 lb)|
|Career record||517 Wins, 155 Losses|
|Highest ranking||1 (28 October 1997)|
Peter Høeg Gade (born 14 December 1976 in Aalborg, Denmark) is a Danish former professional badminton player. He currently resides in Holte in Copenhagen. He has two children with the former handball player Camilla Høeg.
Gade made his mark in badminton history through his All England Open Badminton Championships singles title in 1999 and his five European Championships crowns in the men's singles event. He topped the world rankings from 1998 to 2001. With his 22 Grand-Prix titles, he has become one of the sport's most successful players. On 22 June 2006, he briefly recaptured the number one spot in the world rankings. This was achieved after winning the Singapore Open and reaching the quarter-final at the Malaysia Open.
With his defeat in the quarter-finals of the 2012 French Open, Gade retired from international competition.
His playing style is known for fast attacks, smooth footwork and constant pressure. His deception is particularly creative for a world badminton player, and he uses a widely recognised and highly successful "trademark shot" (the so-called "double action" of the racket sends the shuttle to the back of the court, while aiming to bring the player towards the net). With a plethora of deceptive shots, he has been known to win points from more outrageous attempts, such as the reverse forehand and backhand (using the opposite side of the racket head to the one anticipated, to make contact with the shuttlecock at a radically different angle).
Men's singles unless otherwise noted
|DNP||Did not play|
|Peter Gade||DNP||QF||QF||(2) Lost to Lee Chong Wei 12–21 21–15 15–21||SF||SF||SF||SF||SF||QF||QF||SF|
2011 BWF Super Series – Men's Singles Standings
|Player||MAS (Jan)||KOR (Jan)||ENG (Mar)||SUI (Mar)||SIN (May)||INA (Jun)||CHN (Sept)||JPN (Sept)||DEN (Oct)||FRA (Nov)||CHN (Dec)||HKG (Dec)||Points|
|Peter Gade||(SF) Lost to Boonsak Ponsana 21–11 12–21 16–21||(2) Lost to Lee Chong Wei 12–21 11–21||(SF) Went down 17–21 14–21 against Lee Chong Wei||(SF) Went down 20–22 17–21 against Chen Long||(SF) Lost to Boonsak Ponsana 22–20 17–21 16–21||DNP||DNP||(SF) Went down 11–21 19–21 against Lin dan||Walkover in the first round||(SF) Lost to Joachim Persson 14–21 21–16 17–21||DNP||DNP (WITHDRAW)|
2010 BWF Super Series – Men's Singles Standings
2009 BWF Super Series – Men's Singles Standings
2008 BWF Super Series – Men's Singles Standings
2007 BWF Super Series – Men's Singles Standings
Gade represented Denmark in badminton singles in four summer Olympics (2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012).
He reached the semifinals in the 2000 Summer Olympics, where he lost to eventual gold medalist Ji Xinpeng of China. In the bronze medal match, he lost to another Chinese player, Xia Xuanze.
At the 2004 Summer Olympics in men's singles, he defeated Chien Yu-Hsiu of Chinese Taipei and Nikhil Kanetkar of India in the first two rounds. However, in the quarter-finals, Gade was defeated by the eventual champion, Taufik Hidayat of Indonesia 15–12, 15–12.
Gade stated that one of his final career goals would be a gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. In an interview, he indicated that it might be one of his final big tournaments although not ruling out the possibility of continuing his career after the games. He was planning to retire after the Beijing Olympics and begin coaching badminton. Gade won his first match in the 2008 Beijing Olympics in round two after defeating Nabil Lasmari 21–6, 21–4. In the third round Gade faced Shoji Sato. Gade was nearly beaten after losing the first set 21–19 and Shoji Sato having 2 match points in the second with the score at 18–20. However, Gade won the set 22–20 and went on to win the third set 21–15. Gade lost in straight sets to the Chinese champion Lin Dan in the quarter-final.
In the 2012 Summer Olympics he was defeated by Chen Long of China in the quarter-finals.
Gade beat two-time Olympic Champion Lin Dan in a farewell exhibition match at the Copenhagen Masters on 27 December 2012 in front of a sold-out crowd at Falconer Salen.
|2011||Wembley Arena, London, England||Lin Dan||24–22, 7–21, 15–21||Bronze|
|2010||Stade Pierre de Coubertin, Paris, France||Chen Jin||21–19, 8–21, 11–21||Bronze|
|2005||Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, United States||Lin Dan||9–15, 15–13, 11–15||Bronze|
|2001||Palacio de Deportes de San Pablo, Seville, Spain||Hendrawan||6–15, 16–17||Silver|
|1999||Brøndby Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark||Fung Permadi||11–15, 15–1, 14–15||Bronze|
|2010||Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester, England||Jan Ø. Jørgensen||21–14, 21–11||Gold|
|2006||Maaspoort Sports and Events, Den Bosch, Netherlands||Kenneth Jonassen||21–19, 21–18||Gold|
|2004||Queue d’Arve Sport Center, Geneva, Switzerland||Kenneth Jonassen||15–9, 15–10||Gold|
|2000||Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, Scotland||Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen||15–5, 15–11||Gold|
|1998||Winter Sports Palace, Sofia, Bulgaria||Kenneth Jonassen||15–8, 15–4||Gold|
|1994||Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
|Peder Nissen|| Eng Hian
|1995||Nitra, Slovakia||Mark Constable||15–9, 12–15, 15–8||Gold|
|1995||Nitra, Slovakia||Peder Nissen|| Jonas Rasmussen
The BWF Superseries, launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007, is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries has two levels: Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries features twelve tournaments around the world, introduced in 2011, with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year's end.
|2011||Indonesia Open||Lee Chong Wei||11–21, 7–21||Runner-up|
|2011||India Open||Lee Chong Wei||12–21, 21–12, 15–21||Runner-up|
|2010||Superseries Finals||Lee Chong Wei||9–21, 14–21||Runner-up|
|2010||Korea Open||Lee Chong Wei||12–21, 11–21||Runner-up|
|2009||Hong Kong Open||Lee Chong Wei||13–21, 21–13, 16–21||Runner-up|
|2009||Korea Open||Lee Chong Wei||21–18, 10–21, 21–17||Winner|
|2008||Superseries Finals||Lee Chong Wei||8–21, 16–21||Runner-up|
|2008||French Open||Taufik Hidayat||16–21, 21–17, 21–7||Winner|
|2008||Denmark Open||Joachim Persson||21–18, 17–21, 21–14||Winner|
|2007||Malaysia Open||Bao Chunlai||21–15, 17–21, 21–14||Winner|
The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation since 1983.
|2006||Singapore Open||Kenneth Jonassen||21–10, 21–14||Winner|
|2006||China Masters||Chen Jin||19–21, 14–21||Runner-up|
|2005||Swiss Open||Muhammad Hafiz Hashim||14–17, 10–15||Runner-up|
|2005||Korea Open||Kenneth Jonassen||7–15, 15–4, 15–5||Winner|
|2004||All England Open||Lin Dan||15–9, 5–15, 8–15||Runner-up|
|2002||U.S. Open||Peter Rasmussen||17–14, 15–17, 15–1||Winner|
|2001||Korea Open||Xiao Hui||15–7, 15–6||Winner|
|2000||Denmark Open||George Rimarcdi||15–11, 15–12||Winner|
|2000||Chinese Taipei Open||Wong Choong Hann||15–9, 15–5||Winner|
|2000||Korea Open||Rashid Sidek||15–3, 15–11||Winner|
|1999||Grand Prix Finals||Marleve Mainaky||15–11, 15–3||Winner|
|1999||Japan Open||Sun Jun||15–3, 15–10||Winner|
|1999||All England Open||Taufik Hidayat||15–11, 7–15, 15–10||Winner|
|1998||Grand Prix Finals||Sun Jun||11–15, 8–15||Runner-up|
|1998||Denmark Open||Dong Jiong||15–8, 17–14||Winner|
|1998||Singapore Open||Hendrawan||10–15, 8–15||Runner-up|
|1998||Malaysia Open||Jeffer Rosobin||15–5, 15–12||Winner|
|1998||Swiss Open||Sun Jun||15–12, 8–15, 15–11||Winner|
|1998||Japan Open||Luo Yigang||15–3, 15–11||Winner|
|1997||Hong Kong Open||Thomas Stuer-Lauridsen||7–15, 15–6, 15–4||Winner|
|1997||Denmark Open||Dong Jiong||17–15, 11–15, 12–15||Runner-up|
|1997||German Open||Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen||12–15, 15–12, 15–12||Winner|
|1997||U.S. Open||Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen||6–15, 15–7, 2–15||Runner-up|
|1997||Malaysia Open||Hermawan Susanto||11–15, 11–15||Runner-up|
|1997||Chinese Taipei Open||Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen||15–10, 18–15||Winner|
|1996||Scottish Open||Ji Xinpeng||15–8, 15–10||Winner|