Just thought I would post this thread to see what other users think who will be top dogs by the end of the season.
Here are my thoughts
MD: Ko/LYD (Korea) or KKK TBH (Malaysia)
MS: LCW (Malaysia)
XD: Xu/MJ (China) because of injury.
WS: SN (India)
WD: ? This is difficult as China seem to be trying to blackmail the BWF at the moment so it is open but if I have an educated guess I think one of the pairs from China.
SN seems to be doing very well maintaning her ranking points even after injury while the other contenders are either forfeiting it or not playing at all, This would definitely help SN reach that No 1 Spot. The actual serious contenders for that spot are SN,LXR,WYH with TTY,MM WSX,SYJ playing the second fiddle... Cant say about WYH since dont know the extent of her injry and how she plays once coming back... Anyways on a tussle(would love a catfight here) amongst SN n LXR I see SN taking it!!
Last edited by gopalprasad; 01-21-2013 at 04:26 AM.
I think, because we are in a post-olympic year, that we will have an open season. Younger players will take there chances and some top-players stopped or have a new partner in the doubles. Especially for the WS, I think we will have an open season with a lot of different and new winners in the Super Series. We saw that already in the first two tournaments of the season. But in the end Li Xuerui will still top the ranking.
In MS, LCW will be dominant and after him, it will be very open.