Monday, 22 Jul 2024

BWF World Tour Finals: Men’s Doubles Contenders

With only nine ranking tournaments left in the HSBC Race To Guangzhou 2019, let’s take a closer look at the contenders for the top eight spots in the men’s doubles category. The season-ending HSBC BWF World Tour Finals, set to take place in December, promises to be an exciting event.

Indonesia has had a phenomenal year, with three pairs currently ranking in the top eight. These pairs have collectively clinched nine World Tour titles in 2019, making it a dominant year for Indonesian badminton.

Let’s explore the current top eight pairs:

  1. Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan (INA) – 83,920 points
  2. Takeshi Kamura/Keigo Sonoda (JPN) – 82,950 points
  3. Marcus Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo (INA) – 78,950 points
  4. Lee Yang/Wang Chi-Lin (TPE) – 77,660 points
  5. Fajar Alfian/Muhammad Rian Ardianto (INA) – 76,530 points
  6. Li Jun Hui/Liu Yu Chen (CHN) – 69,080 points
  7. Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong (MAS) – 68,290 points
  8. Hiroyuki Endo/Yuta Watanabe (JPN) – 65,030 points

The pair of Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo, also known as the “Minions,” have been particularly dominant this year. They have emerged victorious in all four finals they have contested against their rivals, the “Daddies.” Their impressive wins include the Indonesia Masters, Indonesia Open, Japan Open, and VICTOR China Open 2019.

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Despite not defeating their countrymen since February 2018, Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan have had a successful season. They have reached seven finals in 2019, more than any other pair, securing their top spot in the rankings. Their World Championships victory in Basel has already guaranteed their qualification for the Guangzhou finals.

The Minions, on the other hand, haven’t had the same level of dominance as last year. Nevertheless, they remain a formidable team heading into the season-ending HSBC BWF World Tour Finals. Their focus is on each tournament they enter, knowing there is still much to achieve.

Other contenders, like Fajar Alfian and Muhammad Rian Ardianto from Indonesia, have also proven themselves with victories against the Minions and other top pairs. Defending champions Li Jun Hui and Liu Yu Chen from China, on the other hand, have had a relatively quiet year with only one title.

Chinese Taipei’s Lee Yang and Wang Chi-Lin have made the most of early-season opportunities, accumulating substantial points to secure their spot in the top four. However, as pressure mounts in the final few weeks, it remains to be seen if they can maintain their position.

Stay tuned for more updates on the men’s doubles standings for the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals.

FAQs

Q: How many ranking tournaments are left in the HSBC Race To Guangzhou 2019?
A: There are only nine ranking tournaments remaining in the HSBC Race To Guangzhou 2019.

Q: Who are the current top eight pairs in the men’s doubles category?
A: The current top eight pairs are Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan, Takeshi Kamura/Keigo Sonoda, Marcus Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo, Lee Yang/Wang Chi-Lin, Fajar Alfian/Muhammad Rian Ardianto, Li Jun Hui/Liu Yu Chen, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, and Hiroyuki Endo/Yuta Watanabe.

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Q: Which pair has been the most dominant this year?
A: Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo, also known as the “Minions,” have been the most dominant pair this year, winning all four finals they have contested against their rivals.

Summary

In the men’s doubles category of the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals, there is fierce competition among the top pairs. Indonesia has had a standout year, with three pairs currently ranking in the top eight. The Minions, Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo, have been particularly dominant, securing victories in all four finals they have played against their rivals. Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan, the Daddies, have reached seven finals this year and automatically qualify for the finals. Fajar Alfian and Muhammad Rian Ardianto have also proven themselves with victories against the Minions and other top pairs. Defending champions Li Jun Hui and Liu Yu Chen, as well as Lee Yang and Wang Chi-Lin, are also strong contenders. Keep an eye on the remaining ranking tournaments to see who will secure their spot in the season-ending HSBC BWF World Tour Finals.