Former world No 1 doubles pair Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen have announced that they will split up after the All England Open later this month.
Boe and Mogensen, currently ranked 21st in the world, have been playing together for 15 years. Together, they won silver medals at the 2012 Olympics and the 2013 world championships. The Danish duo also won the prestigious All England Open two times – in 2011 and 2015.
“After 15 amazing years together time has come to try new partnerships,” Boe and Mogensen posted on their Facebook page on Thursday. “All England [Open] will be our last tournament together. Thank you for all the love and support, we are so thankful.”
Incidentally, the announcement of their split came during the German Open, where they had won their first title together 15 years ago, according to Badzine.
Since 2006, Boe and Mogensen have won as many as 31 titles together. This is not counting team championships. They have also finished runners up on 22 occasions and reached the semifinals as many as 32 times.
More than half of their 31 titles are at the erstwhile Superseries level – 16 to be precise. 2010 and 2017 were their most successful seasons, where they won four titles each and finished runners-up on three occasions each.
Boe and Mogensen will take on Korea Masters champions Choi Sol Gyu and Seo Seung Jae in the first round of the All England Open next week. If they win that, the unseeded Danes could be up against third seeds Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda next.
Boe also announced on his Instagram page that he will pair up with world No 16 Mads Conrad-Petersen after the All England.
Conrad-Petersen used to play with Mads Kolding till November, before announcing that he was taking an indefinite break. The 31-year-old had said he wanted to regain his desire to play the sport.
Kolding has since been playing with fellow Dane Niclas Nohr. The duo reached the second round of the Spain Masters last month. However, Badminton Denmark have announced that Kolding will now pair up with Mogensen.
Boe had stopped training with the Danish national team at the end of last year but will now return to Brondby, according to TV2. The 38-year-old had briefly moved his training base to India, where his girlfriend is based, and the UAE.
Boe and Conrad-Petersen have played together earlier in the Thomas Cup. Mogensen and Kolding have never paired up before.