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Venue : Siri Fort Indoor Stadium, New Delhi-IND
Total prize-money : US$275,000
Tournamentsoftware link : https://www.tournamentsoftware.com/s…5-545F63DAEC31
New Delhi time : http://www.worldtimezone.com/time/wt…ma=Find%20Time
2014 WINNERS => http://bwf.tournamentsoftware.com/sp…037&d=20140406
MS – Lee Chong Wei (MAS)
WS – Wang Shixian (CHN)
MD – Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen (DEN)
WD – Tang Yuanting/Yu Yang (CHN)
XD – Joachim Fischer Nielsen/Christinna Pedersen (DEN)
India Open marks a hectic few weeks ahead – three Superseries followed by GP Golds and also the Continental Championships forcing all top shuttlers to be very busy; in another sense, it is good news for all badminton enthusiasts to watch high quality badminton matches longer.
In the absence of two top names, last year winner & runner-up Lee CW and Chen Long respectively, the men’s singles still offers mouth watering showdowns between three top contenders, Jorgensen, Srikanth and two times Olympic Champion Lin Dan while Chou Tien Chen, Kento Momota may pose serious threat for those three favourites to shine in New Delhi.
The Ladies Singles department looks less competitive but this week we’ll see a new world #1: the battle between reigning All England champion Carolina Marin and home darling Saina Nehwal as they’re slated to meet at the final. Two potential names who may bring an upset to this dream scenario are Intanon and Okuhara. The big three Li Xuerui, Wang Yihan and Wang Shixian are absent at this tournament. For Nehwal herself, it is her personal agenda to win a Superseries on homesoil for the first time since India Open was installed as part of BWF Superseries back in 2011.
Men’s Doubles casts several top 10 pairs: London OG silver medalist Boe/Mogensen, Japan #1 Endo/Hayakawa, Dubai SS Finals runner-up Chai/Hong, former AE champion Liu XL/Qiu ZH also the well improved Conrad/Kolding. Korean and Indonesian elite pairs will miss this event. The Ladies Doubles discipline will see the encounter of Japan’s and China combinations. Bao YX who reunites with Tang JH had remarkable outcome last year will be the pair to look for besides top-seed Matsutomo/Takahashi who suffered below-par performance in Europe tour recently and other potential pairs, Juhl/Pedersen, Luo Twins, Ou/Yu who snatched couple of GP Gold titles last year.
In the Mixed Doubles, without classic foe Zhang/Zhao, Ahmad/Natsir, Xu/Ma the rivalry towards the podium will be Danish finest pair Fischer/Pedersen against China and Indonesia second stringers. Liu/Bao, Lu/Huang, Jordan/Susanto, also Kolding/Juhl who stunned world #2 in Mulheim an Der Ruhr early this month will deliver stiff competition.
Kenichi Tago (JPN), Liu Xin (CHN), Lindaweni Fanetri (INA), Bellatrix Manuputty (INA), Widianto/Dili (INA) have withdrawn according to last updated tournamentsoftware.com.
Today’s qualification round order of play (09.00am local time, 5 courts) : https://www.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/matches.aspx?id=8209AD14-E0E9-4A86-B7A5-545F63DAEC31&d=20150324