Peter Gade
Badminton Peter Gade.jpg
Gade in August 2005
Personal information
Birth namePeter Gade Christensen
CountryDenmark
Born (1976-12-14) 14 December 1976 (age 46)
Aalborg, Denmark[1]
Height1.83 }
Weight73 kg (161 lb)
HandednessRight
Men's singles
Career record517 Wins, 155 Losses
Highest ranking1 (28 October 1997[2])
BWF profile

Peter Høeg Gade (born 14 December 1976 in Aalborg, Denmark)[1][3] 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.

Player attributes

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).

Career highlights

International Tournament wins

Men's singles unless otherwise noted

BWF Super Series

Legend
1 Winner
2 Runner-up
SF Semi-finalist
QF Quarter-finalist
R2 Last 16
R1 Last 32
Q Qualification
DNP Did not play

2011

Player MAS KOR ENG IND SIN INA CHN JPN DEN FRA CHN HKG SSMF Points
Denmark 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

2010

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
Denmark 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

Player MAS KOR ENG SUI SIN INA CHN JPN DEN FRA CHN HKG Points
Denmark Peter Gade SF 1 QF QF SF 2 2 15,620

2009 BWF Super Series – Men's Singles Standings

2008

Player MAS KOR ENG SUI SIN INA CHN JPN DEN FRA CHN HKG Points
Denmark Peter Gade DNP SF DNP DNP SF R2 DNP R1 1 1 R2 R2 45,240

2008 BWF Super Series – Men's Singles Standings

2007

Player MAS KOR ENG SUI SIN INA CHN JPN DEN FRA CHN HKG Points
Denmark Peter Gade 1 DNP R1 SF SF QF R2 QF R2 QF QF QF 54,440

2007 BWF Super Series – Men's Singles Standings

Olympics

Gade represented Denmark in badminton singles in four summer Olympics (2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012).

2000

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.

2004[5]

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.

2008

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.[6] 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.

2012

In the 2012 Summer Olympics he was defeated by Chen Long of China in the Quarter-Finals.

Other

Retirement

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.[7]

Achievements

Peter Gade at 2010 BWF World Championships

BWF World Championships

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2011 Wembley Arena, London, England China Lin Dan 24–22, 7–21, 15–21
Bronze
Bronze
2010 Stade Pierre de Coubertin, Paris, France China Chen Jin 21–19, 8–21, 11–21
Bronze
Bronze
2005 Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, United States China Lin Dan 9–15, 15–13, 11–15
Bronze
Bronze
2001 Palacio de Deportes de San Pablo, Seville, Spain Indonesia Hendrawan 6–15, 16–17
Silver
Silver
1999 Brøndby Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark Chinese Taipei Fung Permadi 11–15, 15–1, 14–15
Bronze
Bronze

European Championships

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2010 Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester, England Denmark Jan Ø. Jørgensen 21–14, 21–11
Gold
Gold
2006 Maaspoort Sports and Events, Den Bosch, Netherlands Denmark Kenneth Jonassen 21–19, 21–18
Gold
Gold
2004 Queue d’Arve Sport Center, Geneva, Switzerland Denmark Kenneth Jonassen 15–9, 15–10
Gold
Gold
2000 Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, Scotland Denmark Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen 15–5, 15–11
Gold
Gold
1998 Winter Sports Palace, Sofia, Bulgaria Denmark Kenneth Jonassen 15–8, 15–4
Gold
Gold

World Junior Championships

Boys' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1994 Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Denmark Peder Nissen Indonesia Eng Hian
Indonesia Andreas
15–10, 15–11
Gold
Gold

European Junior Championships

Boys' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1995 Nitra, Slovakia England Mark Constable 15–9, 12–15, 15–8
Gold
Gold

Boys' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1995 Nitra, Slovakia Denmark Peder Nissen Denmark Jonas Rasmussen
Denmark Søren Hansen
15–6, 15–6
Gold
Gold

BWF Superseries (4 titles, 6 runners-up)

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.

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2011 Indonesia Open Malaysia Lee Chong Wei 11–21, 7–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 India Open Malaysia Lee Chong Wei 12–21, 21–12, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2010 Superseries Finals Malaysia Lee Chong Wei 9–21, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2010 Korea Open Malaysia Lee Chong Wei 12–21, 11–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 Hong Kong Open Malaysia Lee Chong Wei 13–21, 21–13, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 Korea Open Malaysia Lee Chong Wei 21–18, 10–21, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 Superseries Finals Malaysia Lee Chong Wei 8–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2008 French Open Indonesia Taufik Hidayat 16–21, 21–17, 21–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 Denmark Open Denmark Joachim Persson 21–18, 17–21, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 Malaysia Open China Bao Chunlai 21–15, 17–21, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF Superseries Finals tournament
  BWF Superseries Premier tournament
  BWF Superseries tournament

IBF Grand Prix (17 titles, 8 runners-up)

The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation since 1983.

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2006 Singapore Open Denmark Kenneth Jonassen 21–10, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 China Masters China Chen Jin 19–21, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2005 Swiss Open Malaysia Muhammad Hafiz Hashim 14–17, 10–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2005 Korea Open Denmark Kenneth Jonassen 7–15, 15–4, 15–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2004 All England Open China Lin Dan 15–9, 5–15, 8–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2002 U.S. Open Denmark Peter Rasmussen 17–14, 15–17, 15–1 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2001 Korea Open China Xiao Hui 15–7, 15–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2000 Denmark Open Sweden George Rimarcdi 15–11, 15–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2000 Chinese Taipei Open Malaysia Wong Choong Hann 15–9, 15–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2000 Korea Open Malaysia Rashid Sidek 15–3, 15–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1999 Grand Prix Finals Indonesia Marleve Mainaky 15–11, 15–3 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1999 Japan Open China Sun Jun 15–3, 15–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1999 All England Open Indonesia Taufik Hidayat 15–11, 7–15, 15–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1998 Grand Prix Finals China Sun Jun 11–15, 8–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1998 Denmark Open China Dong Jiong 15–8, 17–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1998 Singapore Open Indonesia Hendrawan 10–15, 8–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1998 Malaysia Open Indonesia Jeffer Rosobin 15–5, 15–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1998 Swiss Open China Sun Jun 15–12, 8–15, 15–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1998 Japan Open China Luo Yigang 15–3, 15–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 Hong Kong Open Denmark Thomas Stuer-Lauridsen 7–15, 15–6, 15–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 Denmark Open China Dong Jiong 17–15, 11–15, 12–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1997 German Open Denmark Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen 12–15, 15–12, 15–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 U.S. Open Denmark Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen 6–15, 15–7, 2–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1997 Malaysia Open Indonesia Hermawan Susanto 11–15, 11–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1997 Chinese Taipei Open Denmark Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen 15–10, 18–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

IBF International (1 title)

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1996 Scottish Open China Ji Xinpeng 15–8, 15–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Equipment

Rackets

Honors

References

  1. ^ a b Official profile Archived 2010-12-01 at the Wayback Machine. Petergade.net. Retrieved on 2011-10-24.
  2. ^ "Historical 1994-2008 top-25 world ranking data".
  3. ^ BWF World Ranking. Bwfbadminton.org. Retrieved on 2013-01-12.
  4. ^ Title number 9 Archived 2009-01-01 at the Wayback Machine, petergade.net, 29 December 2008
  5. ^ "Peter Gade". Athens2004.com. Athens Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games. Retrieved 7 September 2004.
  6. ^ Måske er trænertalentet større
  7. ^ [1] xinhuanet.com retrieved 28 December 2012
  8. ^ Hearn, Don (11 December 2018). "Big winners awarded on BWF's 'Night of Nights'". Badzine.net. Retrieved 25 April 2019.