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The Adidas China Masters 2013: A New Chapter in the OSIM BWF World Superseries Tour

The world of badminton is buzzing with excitement as the OSIM BWF World Superseries tour resumes with the highly anticipated Adidas China Masters 2013. This tournament marks the end of a two-month break from the Superseries events, with the last event being the Li-Ning Singapore Open in mid-June. Since then, badminton enthusiasts have witnessed thrilling moments at the BWF World Championships and the exciting Indian Badminton League (IBL). Now, all eyes are on the Chinese players as they aim to make a strong comeback on home soil.

A Fresh Start for Chinese Players

The Chinese team is determined to prove their mettle after some unexpected losses at the World Championships in Guangzhou. The Adidas China Masters presents the perfect opportunity for promising Chinese youngsters to shine and showcase their skills. With a number of talented players in all five events, this tournament holds the promise of unearthing future badminton stars.

Men’s Singles: A Chance for Emerging Players

The absence of Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei, the biggest non-Chinese name in Men’s Singles, creates an open field for other players to make their mark. Local star Chen Long takes the top seed position, while other Chinese contenders like Du Pengyu, Wang Zhengming, and Chen Yuekun add to the competition. Additionally, emerging players such as Tian Houwei, Gao Huan, Song Xue, Qiao Bin, and Zhou Wenlong (qualifying) are eager to impress. Indonesian players Tommy Sugiarto and Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka, along with Denmark’s Jan O Jorgensen, are also expected to make their presence felt in the tournament.

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Women’s Singles: Chinese Dominance Challenged

The Women’s Singles category features a mix of established and promising Chinese players. Olympic champion Li Xuerui leads the pack, aiming to bounce back after an unexpected loss in the BWF World Championships final. Wang Yihan, Wang Shixian, and other talented Chinese players will also be strong contenders. However, they face tough competition from newly-crowned World champion Ratchanok Intanon from Thailand, Tai Tzu Ying from Chinese Taipei, and Sung Ji Hyun from Korea.

Anticipated Showdowns in Doubles Events

The Men’s and Women’s Doubles events promise fierce battles between Chinese, Korean, and other international pairs. In Men’s Doubles, legendary Chinese pair Cai Yun/Fu Haifeng and All England champions Liu Xiaolong/Qiu Zihan will face tough competition from Korean top seeds Lee Yong Dae/Ko Sung Hyun. Japan’s Hiroyuki Endo/Kenichi Hayakawa are also strong contenders.

The Women’s Doubles category sees the absence of World Championships silver medalists Eom Hye Won/Jang Ye Na from Korea. However, other Korean pairs and Chinese pairs like Yu Yang/Wang Xiaoli and Bao Yixin/Zhong Qianxin are expected to deliver thrilling performances. Japan’s Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi should not be underestimated either.

Mixed Doubles: A Battle of Champions

Former Olympic champion Lee Yong Dae from Korea has formed a new partnership with Shin Seung Chan and hopes to make an impact. However, the favorites in this category are the Olympic champions Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei and Xu Chen/Ma Jin from China. They will face tough competition from Korean duo Ko Sung Hyun/Kim Ha Na, who defeated Zhang/Zhao in the Badminton Asia Championships final. Other pairs like Kim Ki Jung/Kim So Young, Yoo Yeon Seong/Eom Hye Won, Anders Kristiansen/Julie Houmann, and Kenichi Hayakawa/Misaki Matsutomo could also cause upsets.

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FAQs

  1. When is the Adidas China Masters 2013 taking place?

    • The Adidas China Masters 2013 will begin tomorrow, marking the resumption of the OSIM BWF World Superseries tour after a two-month break.
  2. Who are the top contenders in Men’s Singles?

    • Local star Chen Long is the top seed, with several other Chinese players like Du Pengyu and Wang Zhengming aiming for success. Indonesian players Tommy Sugiarto and Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka, as well as Denmark’s Jan O Jorgensen, are also expected to perform well.
  3. Who are the favorites in Women’s Singles?

    • Olympic champion Li Xuerui leads the pack, but she faces strong competition from Ratchanok Intanon from Thailand, Tai Tzu Ying from Chinese Taipei, and Sung Ji Hyun from Korea.
  4. Which pairs are expected to shine in the Doubles events?

    • Chinese and Korean pairs dominate the Men’s Doubles category, while Chinese and Japanese pairs are the ones to watch in the Women’s Doubles event. Mixed Doubles will showcase a battle between champions from China and Korea.

Conclusion

The Adidas China Masters 2013 promises to be a thrilling event, with players from around the world vying for victory. Chinese players, eager to make a statement after their World Championships setback, will face tough competition from international contenders. As badminton enthusiasts, let’s stay tuned and witness the excitement unfold in this highly anticipated tournament.

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