Viktor Axelsen vs Lin Dan Head to Head

Viktor Axelsen and Lin Dan have played each other nine times on the BWF Tour with Viktor leading their H2H 6-3.

Their first match was in the first round of the 2012 Malaysia Open which Super Dan won 21-14, 21-13.

Their last H2H match on Tour was in the first round of the 2020 Indonesia Masters, with Axelsen winning the match 21-12, 21-14.

Viktor Axelsen vs Lin Dan Head to Head

V.Axelsen vs L.Dan H2H Stats

Viktor Axelsen (or “VA”) leads his head-to-head over Lin Dan (or LD”) by six wins to 3 (6-3), having won their last three meetings on the BWF Tour.

6H2H3
67%Winning %33%
0Retirements1
12Sets8
401Games336

Viktor Axelsen Wins (6)

VA defeated LD six times on tour, with his first win coming In Sydney, Australia in 2015 and his last win coming in Jakarta, Indonesia in 2020.

YearTournamentRoundScore
2020Indonesia Masters1st Round21-12 21-14
2019Singapore1st Round20-13 (Retired)
2017BWF World ChampionshipsFinal22-20, 21-16
2016Rio 2016 Olympic GamesQuarterfinals15-21, 21-10, 21-17
2015Denmark OpenQuarterfinals21-8, 21-7
2015Australian Open1st Round19-21, 21-12, 21-15

Lin Dan Wins (3)

LD defeated VA three times on tour, with his first win coming In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2012 and his last win coming in Birmingham, England in 2016.

YearTournamentRoundScore
2016All England OpenQuarterfinals8-21, 21-14, 21-15
2015Yonex Open JapanFinal21-19, 16-21, 21-19
2012Malaysia OpenFirst Round21-14, 21-13

Below are highlights from their bronze medal match at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Head to Head by Year

They first played each other on the BWF Tour in 2012 and in total, they played each other 9 times in BWF tournaments, with their last match being played in 2020.

YearMatches PlayedVALDH2H
20121010-1
20130000-1
20140000-1
20153212-2
20161103-2
20172114-3
20180004-3
20191105-3
2020*1106-3

*In July 2020, LD announced he was retiring from the sport at the age of 37.