Badminton: Frost's revenge over Danes

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The Independent Online
THE former Danish coach Morten Frost led his adopted team, Malaysia, into the Thomas Cup final with a thrilling 3-2 victory over his former employers in Hong Kong yesterday.

Frost, who does not hide his bitterness over his break-up with the Danish team, beamed with delight after the lowly-ranked Roslin Hashim beat Kenneth Jonassen 15-18, 15-5, 15-8 in the final match.

A four-times All-England champion, Frost said he did not have any regrets about Malaysia's victory. "I want to win, it does not matter who I am coaching. Denmark did not want me in the first place," he said. "I was very impressed by the team's performance. I am confident we will give whoever we play in the final a fight but we will be the underdogs. We can play better than we did today." Malaysia will play the holders, Indonesia, or China in tomorrow's final.

"I am definitely sure it was an advantage for Malaysia to have Morten Frost as coach - he knows the Danish players so well and could adopt perfect tactics," the Danish manager, Henrik Lyngby, said.