Tuesday, 16 Jul 2024

BWF News: The Exciting World Superseries Finals in Dubai

The BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals is set to be an explosive battle from the very beginning. The opening morning’s action includes an all-Korean clash featuring the Men’s Doubles finalists of the BWF World Championships, as Lee Yong Dae and Yoo Yeon Seong go head-to-head with their team-mates Ko Sung Hyun and Shin Baek Choel, who ousted them in the gripping Copenhagen showdown in August. Indonesia’s defending Finals champions, Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan, are also in Group A along with the Koreans, as well as China’s Chai Biao and Hong Wei.

The draw ceremony unfolded this morning, revealing many exciting scenarios for the season-ending finale. Players and pairs who might have hoped to clash later in the tournament found themselves grouped together for the round-robin stage. Drama awaits in Group A of Men’s Singles with World champion Chen Long of China surrounded by Son Wan Ho of Korea, Japan’s Kenichi Tago, and Denmark’s Hans-Kristian Vittinghus, all capable of causing major mayhem at their best. Tago brought some humor to the situation, stating candidly: “I would prefer to be in Group B!”

In Women’s Singles, top seed Wang Shixian of China finds herself in a challenging Group A with the resurgent Indian, Saina Nehwal, and Koreans Sung Ji Hyun and Bae Yeon Ju. Group B is no easier, with former Finals champion Wang Yihan facing tough opponents such as Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand, last year’s beaten finalist Tai Tzu Ying from Chinese Taipei, and young gun Akane Yamaguchi of Japan.

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Former Men’s Singles No.1 Peter Gade of Denmark called Men’s Singles Group A the “group of death,” with Chen Long bracketed with recent nemesis Son. Denmark’s Christinna Pedersen, who will be defending two titles, is focused on her group matches in Women’s Doubles (with Kamilla Rytter Juhl) and Mixed Doubles (with Joachim Fischer Nielsen), aiming to reach Saturday’s semi-finals in both categories.

The tournament is being held at the Hamdan Sports Complex in Dubai, and players have expressed their excitement about playing in this Middle Eastern metropolis. BWF Secretary General Thomas Lund stressed the significance of this occasion, stating that having the very best players in the world showcase their skills in Dubai is a momentous event. Lund also emphasized that Dubai is not just a destination but also a gateway for BWF in the region, offering the “best of choices” thanks to its accessibility.

The BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals is one of the most important events in the calendar, and Dubai Sports Council is keen to attract the best and most important sports events to make sports accessible for all in Dubai.

FAQs

Q: Where is the BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals being held?
A: The tournament is being held at the Hamdan Sports Complex in Dubai.

Q: Who are the defending Finals champions in Men’s Doubles?
A: Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan from Indonesia are the defending Finals champions in Men’s Doubles.

Q: Which group is considered the “group of death” in Men’s Singles?
A: Men’s Singles Group A is considered the “group of death” with top contenders Chen Long and Son Wan Ho.

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Conclusion

The BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals promises to be an exhilarating event, bringing together the world’s best badminton players in Dubai. With intense matchups and surprising groupings, fans can expect high-octane action right from the start. Stay tuned as the tournament unfolds and watch these exceptional athletes showcase their skills on the court.

For more information about the BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals, visit the official Carnegiecentre website.