Thomas Lund

Thomas Lund is probably the best doubles player Denmark has ever seen. In the beginning of the 1990s Thomas won basically every championship there was to win. During the period 1991 to 1996 he won six National Championships in men’s doubles with Jon Holst-Christensen, as well as two in mixed doubles with two different partners. He walked off with a great number of international championships, such as the Nordic Championship, the European Championship and a number of international Grand Prix tournaments such as the Danish Open, where he accumulated eight titles in the doubles categories.

In 1992 Thomas took home his first trophy from All England in mixed doubles teaming up with Pernille Dupont, and later on he added two All England mixed doubles championships to his collecting, this time with Marlene Thomsen. In 1993 he and Jon secured Denmark yet another All England title in men’s doubles while loosing the semi-final in mixed doubles with C. Bengtsson from Sweden. However, teaming up with Bengtsson proved to be a very good idea when the pair actually won the World Championship in 1993. Back in 1991 Thomas had already reached the final in both doubles categories, but it was not until 1993 that all his hard work paid off and he was able to get his hands on the mixed doubles trophy. At the World Championship in 1995 he had a new partner in Marlene Thomsen, but the title stayed with Thomas. This means that Thomas is the first Dane to win a World Championship title twice, and even better, he won them in a row. Furthermore, Thomas was the king of the Grand Prix finals in mixed doubles from 1990 to 1994, where he won the first three with Pernille Dupont, the fourth with C. Bengtsson and the fifth with Marlene Thomsen. He played 41 matches for Denmark from 1987 to 1997. 

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