Mathias Boe has submitted his entry officially to compete in the men’s doubles category of the upcoming Denmark Open (19-24 October 2021).
His doubles partner? A Danish businessman named Michael Sarfelt.
A year and a half back, Boe and his girlfriend Taapsee Pannu sponsored a charity called Nanhi Kali that supports the schooling of girls in rural parts of India. They support a total of 100 girls through the charity.
Boe said, “I told Michael about the project and offered to play the Denmark Open with him if he donated to the charity. Michael just said, ‘I’ll support your project no matter what’, what a big hearted person. I kept my end of the deal, and now we have entered the Denmark Open.
“Obviously our chances of getting in the draw are very slim, but in case we get in, we will put on a show which Odense has never seen before.”
“Michael is not just an established businessman but also one of the biggest badminton geeks I have ever met,” Boe added.
The Denmark Open is a Super 1000 BWF World Tour tournament and only the top 32 ranked entries in each category will qualify to play for the tournament. There are no qualification rounds in Super 1000 tournaments as well.
Boe will be present at the Denmark Open as the men’s doubles coach of India, but the chances of seeing him competing on the courts, realistically speaking, is very low.