Tuesday, 16 Jul 2024

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The BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals is set to showcase some of the best talent in badminton. With the deadline fast approaching, the vast majority of eligible qualifiers have confirmed their participation in the US$1 million finale of the MetLife BWF World Superseries. The event, to be held in Dubai from December 17 to 21, promises an action-packed showdown of skill and determination.

Strong Field of Competitors

Despite the absence of China’s Li Xuerui, the defending Women’s Singles champion, the competition remains fierce. Li Xuerui unfortunately had to withdraw due to injury. However, seasoned compatriot Wang Yihan will step in to fill the void. Wang Yihan, who finished third in the BWF Destination Dubai Rankings, would have missed out on the event had Li Xuerui been fit to play. With a maximum of two players/pairs per category, China will count on Wang Yihan and Wang Shixian to maintain their dominance in the Women’s Singles category. Other notable contenders include Saina Nehwal from India, Tai Tzu Ying from Chinese Taipei, and Sung Ji Hyun from Korea.

The Men’s Singles category is led by World champion Chen Long of China. He is expected to face strong competition from Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark, Kidambi Srikanth of India, and Son Wan Ho of Korea. Notable omissions from the qualifiers include defending champion Lee Chong Wei from Malaysia, Lin Dan from China, and Chou Tien Chen from Chinese Taipei.

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In the Men’s Doubles category, the top-ranked pairs will battle it out for the title. However, in the Women’s Doubles category, three notable Chinese partnerships—Bao Yixin/Tang Jinhua, Ma Jin/Tang Yuanting, and Yu Yang/Wang Xiaoli—missed out on qualification. Tian Qing/Zhao Yunlei and Luo Ying/Luo Yu secured their spots as the top-ranked Chinese pairs.

The Mixed Doubles category features representatives from various countries, with China fielding two pairs. Defending champions Joachim Fischer Nielsen/Christinna Pedersen qualified in seventh place, ahead of Germany’s Michael Fuchs/Birgit Michels.

Participants Confirmed for the BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals

Men’s Singles:

  • Chen Long (China)
  • Jan O Jorgensen (Denmark)
  • Son Wan Ho (Korea)
  • Kidambi Srikanth (India)
  • Kento Momota (Japan)
  • Hans-Kristian Vittinghus (Denmark)
  • Tommy Sugiarto (Indonesia)
  • Kenichi Tago (Japan)

Women’s Singles:

  • Wang Shixian (China)
  • Wang Yihan (China)
  • Saina Nehwal (India)
  • Ratchanok Intanon (Thailand)
  • Sung Ji Hyun (Korea)
  • Tai Tzu Ying (Chinese Taipei)
  • Bae Yeon Ju (Korea)
  • Akane Yamaguchi (Japan)
    Akane Yamaguchi

Men’s Doubles:

  • Lee Yong Dae/Yoo Yeon Seong (Korea)
  • Lee Sheng Mu/Tsai Chia Hsin (Chinese Taipei)
  • Hiroyuki Endo/Kenichi Hayakawa (Japan)
  • Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan (Indonesia)
  • Liu Xiaolong/Qiu Zihan (China)
  • Chai Biao/Hong Wei (China)
  • Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen (Denmark)
  • Ko Sung Hyun/Shin Baek Choel (Korea)

Women’s Doubles:

  • Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi (Japan)
  • Reika Kakiiwa/Miyuki Maeda (Japan)
  • Tian Qing/Zhao Yunlei (China)
  • Christinna Pedersen/Kamilla Rytter Juhl (Denmark)
  • Luo Ying/Luo Yu (China)
  • Chang Ye Na/Kim So Yeong (Korea)
  • Jung Kyung Eun/Kim Ha Na (Korea)
  • Greysia Polii/Nitya Krishinda Maheswari (Indonesia)
    Chris & Gabby Adcock

Mixed Doubles:

  • Xu Chen/Ma Jin (China)
  • Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei (China)
  • Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir (Indonesia)
  • Ko Sung Hyun/Kim Ha Na (Korea)
  • Sudket Prapakamol/Saralee Thoungthongkam (Thailand)
  • Chris Adcock/Gabrielle Adcock (England)
  • Joachim Fischer Nielsen/Christinna Pedersen (Denmark)
  • Michael Fuchs/Birgit Michels (Germany)
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Participants and pairs are listed according to the BWF Destination Dubai Rankings.

FAQs

Q: When is the BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals?
A: The event will take place from December 17 to 21 in Dubai.

Q: Who are the top contenders in the Men’s Singles category?
A: The top contenders in the Men’s Singles category include Chen Long from China, Jan O Jorgensen from Denmark, Son Wan Ho from Korea, and Kidambi Srikanth from India.

Q: Are there any notable omissions from the qualifiers?
A: Yes, notable omissions from the qualifiers include Lee Chong Wei from Malaysia, Lin Dan from China, and Chou Tien Chen from Chinese Taipei.

Conclusion

The BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals is set to be an exciting and highly competitive event. Badminton enthusiasts from around the world can look forward to witnessing top-ranked players and pairs battle it out for glory. Stay tuned for updates on the matches and results on the Carnegiecentre website.