Viktor Axelsen Player Profile

Viktor Axelsen is a Danish professional badminton player who is the current world number 1 singles player in the BWF Rankings as well as the reigning Olympic champion in men’s singles.

Viktor Axelsen Player Profile

Player Profile

Birth Place:Odense, Denmark
Date of Birth:4th of January 1994
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.94 m)

BWF World Tour Titles and Finals

Viktor Axelsen has won a total of 18 BWF World Tour Titles titles (all in singles), including two BWF Year End Finals (2021 and 2022), three Super 300s, three Super 500s, two Super 750s, and eight Super 1000s.

Viktor’s first World Tour singles title came at the Malaysia Masters in 2018, where he defeated  Kenta Nishimoto in the final 21–13, 21–23, 21–18.

His most recent title came at the 2023 Malaysia Open in Kuala Lumpur, where he had a comprehensive win over Kodai Naraoka in the final (21–6, 21–15).

Axelsen has lost six World Tour finals, losing three times to Kento Momota three times and once to Anders Antonsen, Lee Zii Jia, and Kunlavut Vitidsarn.

Titles and Finals

YearTournamentLevelOpponent in FinalScoreResult
2023Malaysia Open (18)1000Kodai Naraoka21–6, 21–15Winner
2023India Open750Kunlavut Vitidsarn20–22, 21–10, 12–21Runner-up
2022All England Open (17)1000Lakshya Sen21–10, 21–15Winner
2022Indonesia Masters (16)500Chou Tien-chen21–10, 21–12Winner
2022Indonesia Open (15)1000Zhao Junpeng21–9, 21–10Winner
2022Malaysia Open (14)750Kento Momota21–4, 21–7Winner
2022French Open (13)750Rasmus Gemke21–14, 21–15Winner
2022BWF WT Finals (12)BWF FinalsAnthony Sinisuka Ginting21–13, 21–14Winner
2021Swiss Open (11)300Kunlavut Vitidsarn21–16, 21–6Winner
2021All England Open1000Lee Zii Jia29–30, 22–20, 9–21Runner-up
2021Denmark Open (10)1000Kento Momota20–22, 21–18, 21–12Winner
2021Indonesia (9)1000Loh Kean Yew21–13, 9–21, 21–13Winner
2021BWF WT Finals (8)BWF FinalsKunlavut Vitidsarn21–12, 21–8Winner
2020Malaysia Masters500Kento Momota22–24, 11–21Runner-up
2020Spain Masters (7)300Kunlavut Vitidsarn21–16, 21–13Winner
2020All England Open (6)1000Chou Tien-chen21–13, 21–14Winner
2020Thailand 1 (5)1000Ng Ka Long21–14, 21–14Winner
2020Thailand 2 (4)1000Hans-Kristian Vittinghus21–11, 21–7Winner
2020BWF WT FinalsBWF FinalsAnders Antonsen16–21, 21–5, 17–21Runner-up
2019Spain Masters (3)300Anders Antonsen21–14, 21–11Won
2019All England Open1000Kento Momota11–21, 21–15, 15–21Runner-up
2019India Open (2)500Srikanth Kidambi21–7, 22–20Won
2018Malaysia Masters (1)500Kenta Nishimoto21–13, 21–23, 21–18Won
2018Indonesia1000Kento Momota14–21, 9–21Runner-up

Ranking History (Year End)

Viktor has finished the year as world number 1 three times (2022, 2021, and 2017).

YearWorld Ranking


Viktor currently has sponsorship deals with the racket manufacturer Yonex, EY, Smil Fonden, The Company Film, and Idehuset Reklamebureau.

Prize Money and Net Worth

Up to the end of May 2023, Axelsen had won approximately $1,738,654 in career prize money, so considering the sponsorship deals he has with Yonex and other companies, a conservative estimate of his net worth would be $2 million dollars.

Parents and Family

Viktor’s mother is called Gitte Lundager, while his father is called Henrik. He also has one sister, called Johanne.


Viktor is currently coached by his father Henrik.

Badminton Racket

Viktor currently endorses the Yonex Astrox 100 ZZ badminton racket, which he strings with Yonex BG80 strings.