Monday, 22 Jul 2024

BWF World Tour Finals: Last Chances to Secure a Spot

The race to qualify for the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals 2023 is entering its final stages, with only two qualifying events remaining. Players are fighting hard to secure their places in the prestigious tournament. Let’s take a closer look at the current standings and the contenders who are on the edge of qualification.

Viktor Axelsen’s Battle for a Spot

World No.1 Viktor Axelsen finds himself in a precarious position, currently ranked No.7 in the HSBC Race to Finals rankings. With only seven places available (excluding the automatic qualification for the reigning world champion), Axelsen needs strong finishes in both the Kumamoto Masters Japan 2023 and LI-NING China Masters 2023 to secure his spot. Axelsen has a remarkable track record at the World Tour Finals, having won the last two titles.

Standings in men’s singles

Opportunities in Women’s Singles

In the women’s singles category, the presence of four Chinese players in the top eight opens up opportunities for those lower down the rankings. Players like Beiwen Zhang and Gregoria Mariska Tunjung have a chance to qualify. Unfortunately, Pornpawee Chochuwong, currently in 11th place, has been dealing with injuries and will not be competing at the Kumamoto Masters. Her compatriot Supanida Katethong (No.12) now has a window of opportunity to make it to the Finals.

Standings in women’s singles

Men’s Doubles and the Tight Competition

The battle for qualification in men’s doubles is intense, with several pairs vying for a spot. Lee Yang/Wang Chi-Lin’s strong performance at the Korea Masters has propelled them to No.10, within reach of qualification. Ong Yew Sin/Teo Ee Yi and Liu Yu Chen/Ou Xuan Yi are hot on their heels. The Asian champions Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty (No.13) still have a mathematical chance, but it will be an uphill task for them.

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Impressive Newcomers in Women’s Doubles

One of the standout stories in women’s doubles is the rise of newcomers Liu Sheng Shu and Tan Ning. This is their first senior season, yet they have shown incredible form and are likely to secure a spot in the Finals.

Men’s doubles rankings

Mixed Doubles: A Tight Competition

The race for qualification in mixed doubles is incredibly close. Pairs like Ye Hong Wei/Lee Chia Hsin, Tang Chun Man/Tse Ying Suet, and Hiroki Midorikawa/Natsu Saito are all within 2400 points of each other. It will be a thrilling battle to see which pair can secure their spot in the Finals.

Mixed doubles rankings

FAQs

Q: How many qualifying events are left for the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals 2023?
A: There are two qualifying events remaining: Kumamoto Masters Japan 2023 and LI-NING China Masters 2023.

Q: Who is the current World No.1 in men’s singles?
A: Viktor Axelsen is the current World No.1 in men’s singles.

Q: Which pair is likely to secure a spot in the women’s doubles category?
A: Liu Sheng Shu and Tan Ning, who are newcomers to the World Tour, are likely to secure a spot in the women’s doubles category.

Conclusion

The race to secure a spot in the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals 2023 is heating up. Players are leaving no stone unturned as they compete in the remaining qualifying events. We can expect thrilling performances and intense battles as the contenders fight for their chance to be a part of this prestigious tournament. Stay tuned to Carnegiecentre for all the latest updates on the World Tour Finals.

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