Monday, 15 Jul 2024

BWF News Revived: MetLife BWF World Superseries Circuit Set to Resume

Badminton enthusiasts may have been feeling a bit down after the World Championships, but fear not! The MetLife BWF World Superseries circuit is set to resume next week, promising to bring back the excitement and thrill of the sport.

The Road to Dubai World Superseries Finals

The season is halfway through the MetLife BWF World Superseries circuit, with six Superseries tournaments already completed. The upcoming Yonex Open Japan will mark the seventh tournament in the circuit, followed by the Victor Korea Open. The circuit will then move to Europe for the Yonex Denmark Open and Yonex French Open in October. In November, the season will reach a climactic finish with the Thaihot China Open and Yonex-Sunrise Hong Kong Open. The top eight players from the 12 Superseries tournaments will ultimately qualify for the Dubai World Superseries Finals.

Implications of the TOTAL BWF World Championships

While the TOTAL BWF World Championships doesn’t directly impact the ranking points for the Dubai World Superseries Finals, it undoubtedly plays a role in determining player momentum and qualification prospects. For example, Women’s Singles World champion Carolina Marin’s performance at last year’s World Championships prevented her from qualifying for the Dubai Finals. However, this year, having recovered from her injury troubles, Marin has been in exceptional form, winning three Superseries titles and the World Championships gold medal. Currently ranked No.1 in the Destination Dubai Rankings, Marin is a top contender for the year-ending event.

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Saina Nehwal from India holds the second position in the Destination Dubai Rankings, followed by Ratchanok Intanon from Thailand, and Wang Shixian, Wang Yihan, and Sun Yu, all from China. Nehwal’s recent runner-up finish at the World Championships has boosted her confidence, and she will undoubtedly strive to secure her presence in Dubai.

In the Men’s Singles, Chen Long’s successful title defense at the World Championships has positioned him as the man to beat for the rest of the season. With an impressive 18-2 win-loss record in Superseries tournaments and three Superseries titles under his belt, Chen is a force to be reckoned with in Dubai.

Other Contenders

The Men’s Singles category also sees contenders such as Jan O Jorgensen and Viktor Axelsen from Denmark, who have showcased their skills and achieved notable finishes. Japan’s Kento Momota, who recently became his country’s first-ever Men’s Singles medalist at the World Championships, and India’s Kidambi Srikanth, who won the Yonex Sunrise India Open earlier this year, are also expected to compete fiercely for qualification.

In Men’s Doubles, Indonesia’s Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan lead the way with their sublime badminton skills. However, defending Dubai titlists Lee Yong Dae and Yoo Yeon Seong from Korea are eager to prove themselves once again. The battle for supremacy in this category is set to be intense.

Tian Qing and Zhao Yunlei from China, despite their lack of tournament appearances together, have shown their class with the Women’s Doubles World Championships title. If they continue as a pair in the upcoming Superseries tournaments, they will be the ones to beat. Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi from Japan currently top the Destination Dubai Rankings in Women’s Doubles.

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In Mixed Doubles, Zhao Yunlei and Zhang Nan from China, the Olympic and World champions, have proved their mettle with a remarkable win-loss record in Superseries tournaments. They are the pair to watch out for, followed by Indonesia’s Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir.

With the remaining Superseries tournaments set to unfold, badminton fans can look forward to thrilling matches and fierce competition. It’s all leading up to the highly anticipated Dubai World Superseries Finals. Don’t miss out on the action!