2019 World Championships

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  1. Michael V

    Michael V Regular Member

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    With Yu Qi, Axelsen, and now Marin also withdrawing, singles disciplines definitely very underwhelming now. Momota should make it easily (unless he chokes inexplicably again)
     
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    Very disappointing and unfortunate developments, especially in the MS department over the past weeks indeed. I was hoping to witness some kind of epic battle that future generations would still be talking about. But so far it all looks like the title is for Momota to lose. Which also is not an easy position to enter a WC if you think about it.
     
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    congratulation to whoever is the new ws world champion

    its a pity for other european players that no european championships held this year while no marin attended

    the wc right before olympic is always have less attention among 3 wc between 2 olympics
     
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    The doubles should still be very fascinating. MD has Gideon/Sukamuljo probably giving their all for their last best chance to get the WC gold or even any medal. Same with TTY in WS. WD still has the JPN pairs fighting over automatic qualification to the World Tour Finals, and XD has ZSW/HYQ eager to stamp their dominance given stellar performance of WYL/HDP so far.
     
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    What time today is the draw being made?
     
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    Seems like the stars align for Ahsan/Hendra to win 3rd WC. Wouldnt mind that at all if Minions can win OG.
     
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    I'd rather minions win WC and ahsan/hendra win OG :D still can't forget the disappointment of rio 2016..
     
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    I agree with this one
     
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    Minions will keep winning title so to me it doesnt really matter if they win this or not (WC). They dont need to be depend on 1 title to say they are damn good. Probably FajarRian is the one that needs to win this to give them self confidence that they can do it. But yeah, No JPN or CHN till Final.. what a boon...
     
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    Well whatever Fajar/Rian needs doesn't matter to me. Only minions winning WC does. They need it to for Tokyo self-confidence.
     
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    Fairly safe to say there will be 1 INA pair in the Final and i'm going for 1 JPN pair in the Final. It can be HokiKobayashi or EndoW.

    so many absentees in MS & WS without Marin. Hmm, the MD sector is the one to watch as always. The bottom half is the fiercest draw ever i guess.
     
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    Are you the scriptwriter for this WC to know the finalists?
     
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    Of course.
     
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    Then they should hire someone else. Don't want this WC to be ruined
     
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    DRAW
    : https://extranet.bwfbadminton.com/docs/events/3447/docs/World Championships 2019 _ DRAW _ Updated Monday, 05th August 2019_.XLSX
    • Title holder Kento Momota has easy path in first two rounds and slated to face either five-time World Champion Lin Dan or Prannoy at last sixteen. Three Indonesian representatives, Jonatan Christie-Tommy Sugiarto-Anthony Ginting are drawn in second quadrant alongside with Indian darkhorse Sai Praneeth.
    • Second seed Chou Tien Chen has tricky road in preliminary rounds, Hans Kristian Vittinghus and highly likely Sameer Verma to reach third round before sets up a meeting with either Kidambi Srikanth or Kantaphon Wangcharoen. The off-form Olympic Champion Chen Long has possible scenario to face Anders Antonsen in quarters if both players could pass Ng Ka Long and Kanta Tsuneyama respectively at previous round.
    • The newly crowned world number one Akane Yamaguchi has complicated task at second round, her teammate Aya Ohori then possibly Ratchanok Intanon. Chinese best bet Chen Yu Fei has Sayaka Takahashi, Zhang Beiwen either Saina Nehwal or Michelle Li en route to semifinal. On bottom-half draw, barring any big upsets Tai Tzu Ying-Pusarla Sindhu will face off in last eight while Nozomi Okuhara, Sung Ji Hyun, He Bing Jiao and Mia Blichfeldt are potential names in third quadrant.
    • Three Indonesia pairs fill top-half draw landscape with Gideon/Sukamuljo, Alfian/Ardianto and reviving pair Ahsan/Setiawan. Japan and China representatives are grouped at the opposite draw. Defending champions Li JH/Liu YC will find stern test Aaron Chia/Soh WY at last eight.
    • Japan women's doubles trio will not meet each other until semifinal, don't see any serious threat to hamper their journey into quarterfinal, Fukushima/Hirota should be alert to Chinese youngsters Li WM/Zheng Yu who beat them in Tokyo recently. A possible interesting script between Chen/Jia versus Kim/Kong may happen at last sixteen.
    • The overwhelming favourite Zheng/Huang will meet Faizal/Widjaja at third round, the pair who halt them in last tournament prior to Basel world meet. 2018 World Championships silver medalists Wang/Huang should have no problem to safely through into semifinal considering their superb form and may see nemesis Thailand aces Puavaranukroh/Taerattanachai or Jordan Oktavianti.
     
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    Looks like the quality of MS draw has been dropped with the absence of SYQ, VA, and SWH. Not to mention LCW's retirement. The top players should be able to advance further without much difficulty.

    Quarter 1 : KM should be able to progress to SF without problem. Sure, he can face LD in the R16. But, I don't think any players who are drawn in the same quarter as him can give him any serious threat.
    Quarter 2 : This is a good chance for either JC or ASG to obtain the first WC medal. There are some tricky players. However, if JC and ASG can perform normally without much problem, they will meet each other in QF, which will ensure INA to book one place to SF and get a WC medal from this category.
    Quarter 3 : Not much to say here. CL may even get his WC medal again. Despite his slump performance post OG, he has successfully won the WC medals in the last 2 WCs.
    Quarter 4 : None of the players in this quadrant have ever won a WC medal. CTC, who is in-form right now, has a good chance to win his first ever WC medal. The path is open for him.
     
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    This is the last chance for Nguyen Tien Minh. He will face Lin Dan at the first round, he will do all his best, let's wait.
     
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    Interesting to note that you have included Son Wan Ho in this list, because he hasn't rocked the boat for quite some time. Sure, he managed to win one World Tour Super 500 tournament in both 2019 and 2018 (not so in 2017), but nothing higher. Was he ever a serious contender for this title?

    With Momota, Christie, Ginting, Chou Tien Chen, and Antonsen competing, the quality should still be there. Unfortunately, it will be slightly more thinly spread, consequently generating less excitement.
     
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