BWF Japan Open 2018: First Biggest Tournament of the Month

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Swetha Reddy Image Courtesy: GoBadminton File 11 Sep, 2018

 The biggest tournament of the month, the BWF Super 750 Japan Open 2018 kickstarts at Tokyo, Japan, from Sept 11th to 16th featuring the world’s best in badminton under one roof.

 

The tournament comprising the prize purse of USD 700,000 will witness the stars combatting for the title; India’s top PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth will lead the Indian contingent, while Saina Nehwal skips the tournament to get stronger for the next China Open in the pipeline.

 

Seeded entries to watch out for

 

Men’s Singles:

 

1.     Viktor Axelsen

2.     Shi Yuqi

3.     Kento Momota

4.     Son Wan Ho

5.     Chou Tien Chen

6.     Chen Long

7.     Kidambi Srikanth

8.     Ng Ka Long Angus

 

Women’s Singles:

 

1.     Tai Tzu Ying

2.     Akane Yamaguchi

3.     Pusarla V. Sindhu

4.     Ratchanok Intanon

5.     Chen Yufei

6.     Carolina Marin

7.     He Bingjiao

8.     Nozomi Okuhara

 

Men’s Doubles:

 

1.     Marcus Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo

2.     Li Junhui/Liu Yuchen

3.     Takeshi Kamura/Keigo Sonoda

4.     Liu Cheng/Zhang Nan

5.     Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen

6.     Mads Conrad-Petersen/Mads Pieler Kolding

7.     Takuto Inoue/Yuki Kaneko

8.     Kim Astrup/Anders Skaarup Rasmussen

 

Women’s Doubles:

 

1.     Yuki Fukushima/Sayaka Hirota

2.     Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi

3.     Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan

4.     Greysia Polii/Apriani Rahayu

5.     Shiho Tanaka/Koharu Yonemoto

6.     Jongkolphan Kititharakul/Rawinda Prajongjai

7.     Lee So Hee/Shin Seung Chan

8.     Mayu Matsumoto/Wakana Nagahara

 

Mixed Doubles:

 

1.     Zheng Siwei/Huang Yaqiong

2.     Wang Yilyu/Huang Dongping

3.     Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir

4.     Tang Chun Man/Tse Ying Suet

5.     Zhang Nan/Li Yinhui

6.     Goh Soon Huat/Shevon Jemie Lai

7.     Chris Adcock/Gabrielle Adcock

8.     Hafiz Faizal/Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja

 

Stars Face-Off

 

Either it be seeded or an unseed, all the players at the tournament are qualified only after proving themselves as tougher than anyone else. India’s second best Men’s Singles shuttler H.S. Prannoy will face Jonatan Christie of Indonesia in the opening round, while, Kento Momota of Japan will face Anders Antonsen of Denmark.

 

India’s Olympic queen, PV Sindhu might meet Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan in the Semi-Finals if they get better off in the Quarter-Finals. After beating Tai at the 2016 Olympics, Sindhu lost to the World No. 1 six times, recently being at the Asian Games 2018.

 

This time, will Sindhu crack the Tai’s code? Let us wait and watch.

 

Stay tuned with us for the latest updates on the Japan Open 2018.

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