All England champion Viktor Axelsen and his girlfriend Natalia Koch Rohde are expecting a baby in 6 to 8 months.

A happy Axelsen announced the news on his social media accounts.

“Hi everyone. I’m happy to finally share some great news with you. My girlfriend and I are expecting a baby girl this autumn. We are very excited and we just can’t wait to get to know the little one.
I hope all of you are doing well despite this special time in the world. Stay safe.


Axelsen, 26 and Rohde, 24 have known each other from 2011. Their relationship became public only in 2018.

Rohde was also part of the national badminton team of Denmark and was ranked as high as 35 in the world in women’s singles. She left the national team in 2018 due to some personal issues with one of the coaches.