Sunday, 21 Jul 2024

News | BWF World Tour Finals

In the lead-up to the highly anticipated HSBC BWF World Tour Finals 2023, the LI-NING China Masters 2023 will determine the final qualifiers for this prestigious event. Exciting developments have unfolded, with talented players making their mark in the BWF World Tour Rankings.

Women’s Singles

Gregoria Mariska Tunjung secured her spot in the top eight of the BWF World Tour Rankings after her impressive title victory at the Kumamoto Masters Japan 2023. She currently holds a strong position in seventh place, with three Chinese players ahead of her: Chen Yu Fei, Han Yue, and He Bing Jiao. It’s important to note that only two players per Member Association can qualify for the World Tour Finals.

Beiwen Zhang, currently in ninth place, has a good chance of securing a spot in the top eight, despite her absence from the China Masters. On the other hand, Pornpawee Chochuwong, ranked just below Zhang, has been sidelined due to injury. Additionally, Supanida Katethong’s first-round loss in Shenzhen further solidifies Zhang’s position.

Qualifying positions in women’s singles

Men’s Singles

Viktor Axelsen’s recent triumph at the Kumamoto Masters propelled him to the third spot in the BWF World Tour Rankings, just behind Jonatan Christie and Li Shi Feng. The top eight rankings also include Shi Yu Qi, Anthony Sinisuka Ginting, Kodai Naraoka, Anders Antonsen, and Ng Tze Yong.

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It’s worth mentioning that world champion Kunlavut Vitidsarn has already secured automatic qualification, despite currently being in ninth place. This means that only the top seven spots are up for grabs. The race is particularly intense between Ng Tze Yong and Kenta Nishimoto, while Lee Zii Jia is trailing by over 1700 points. Notably, Ng and Lee will face each other in the first round of the World Tour Finals.

Qualifying positions in men’s singles

Men’s Doubles

Liu Yu Chen and Ou Xuan Yi’s impressive performance at the Kumamoto Masters elevated them to the eighth spot in the BWF World Tour Rankings. Malaysians Ong Yew Sin and Teo Ee Yi, effectively in ninth place, faced a setback after losing in the first round at the China Masters to their compatriots, Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik. Olympic champions Lee Yang and Wang Chi-Lin are seeking to surpass them with a strong campaign in Shenzhen.

Women’s Doubles

Liu Sheng Shu and Tan Ning, a promising young pair, have made significant strides in their first year on the World Tour. Currently ranked fourth, they recently secured a runner-up position at the Kumamoto Masters.

With several Japanese, Korean, and Chinese pairs in the top 10, Apriyani Rahayu and Siti Fadia Silva Ramadhanti of Indonesia hold the seventh spot. Jongkolphan Kititharakul and Rawinda Prajongjai, in eighth place, and Benyapa Aimsaard and Nuntakarn Aimsaard are separated by a mere 1500 points and will compete fiercely at the China Masters for a chance to secure their spot.

Mixed Doubles

The battle for qualification in mixed doubles is intense, with Ye Hong Wei and Lee Chia Hsin, Tang Chun Man and Tse Ying Suet, and Hiroki Midorikawa and Natsu Saito vying for the limited spots.

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Qualifying positions in mixed doubles


  • Q: How are the qualifiers determined for the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals 2023?

    • A: The LI-NING China Masters 2023 will decide the final qualifiers for the World Tour Finals.
  • Q: Can more than two players per Member Association qualify for the World Tour Finals?

    • A: No, only two players per Member Association can qualify.
  • Q: Are injured players eligible for qualification?

    • A: Injured players may be unable to compete, affecting their chances of qualification.


As the LI-NING China Masters 2023 draws near, badminton enthusiasts eagerly anticipate the finalization of qualifiers for the esteemed HSBC BWF World Tour Finals 2023. With intense competition and talented athletes vying for limited spots, all eyes will be on the exhilarating matches that await us. Stay tuned for more updates and exciting developments on the road to the World Tour Finals.

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