The Denmark Open finals will pit the top two shuttlers in the men’s singles as top seeded Kento Momota takes on second seed Viktor Axelsen.

Both shuttlers breezed past their opponents in the semi-finals on Saturday, with Axelsen needing 34 minutes to beat Lee Cheuk Yiu 21-9, 21-11, while Momota needed four minutes extra to overcome Tommy Sugiarto 21-7, 21-12.

Axelsen will be seeking a fourth title on the BWF World Tour this year, having won back-to-back Thailand Open titles in January and the Swiss Open in March.

The world number two is also the reigning Olympic champion and will take some dethroning, but he will come up against a resurgent Momota who looks to be rediscovering his best form in Odense.

Malaysia came close to having a representative in the men’s doubles final, but young pair Goh Sze Fei-Nur Izzuddin narrowly lost out 11-21, 21-19, 18-21 to Kim Astrup-Anders Rasmussen.

Goh-Izzuddin did well to find a way back in the second game even as they trailed 13-5 at one point, before clawing back 13 consecutive points to win 21-19.

The world number 26 kept pace with the Danes in the third game, but their opponents led from start to finish for the victory.

Despite coming up short, the Malaysians can take a lot of encouragement from beating other higher ranked pairs to reach the semis of this Super 1000 event.

“We came here as underdogs and were so excited to even reach the semi-finals. It was a tough loss, but we will have the French Open coming soon and will prepare for that. It was a good experience," said Goh.

Other matchups in the final will see China's Huang Dong Ping-Zheng Yu play South Koreans Lee-so-hee-Shin Seung-chan in the women’s doubles.

An Seyoung has a date against second seed Akane Yamguchi in the women’s singles, while Astrup-Rasmussen are up against Takuro Hoki-Yugo Kobayashi in the men’s doubles.

Yuta Watanabe-Arisa Higashino meanwhile play Dechapol Puavaranukroh-Sapsiree Taerattanachai in the mixed doubles.