Tom Bacher

Even though Tom Bacher never was able to call himself national champion, he won a great victory when he won the All England men’s doubles with Poul Petersen on 21 March 1970. Sensationally, the Danes took down the English pair Ray Sharp and Poul Whetnall, winning 15-3 15-6, on their way to the final. The Danes continued on and won the final hands down, defeating David Eddy and R.A. Poweil from England, 15-11 15-0. As the result indicates, the Danes where unstoppable in the second set, where Poul Petersen controlled the net with his aggressive play while Tom Bacher controlled the game from the back. Tom played for Denmark from the mid 1960s to the mid 1970s. 

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