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  1. Loh

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    Badminton: World No. 1 Kento Momota and six other world champions to play in Singapore Open
    https://www.straitstimes.com/sport/...her-world-champions-to-play-in-singapore-open

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    2018 BWF World Championship men's singles champion and world No. 1 Kento Momota is the latest superstar to confirm his participation for the upcoming Singapore Open.PHOTO: AFP

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    SINGAPORE - Seven of the eight reigning badminton world champions will feature at the Singapore Open, as 2018 BWF World Championship men's singles champion and world No. 1 Kento Momota becomes the latest superstar to confirm his participation for the April 9-14 event.

    He will face strong competition at the Singapore Indoor Stadium with Olympic champions Lin Dan and Chen Long also in the mix.

    The 24-year-old made a remarkable comeback in 2017 after being suspended for a year by the Nippon Badminton Association for visiting an illegal casino to became the first Japanese man to top the world rankings.

    The 2015 Singapore Open men's singles champion told Firstpost: "I was immature and foolish. I was told by the Nippon Badminton Association secretary general, Kinji Zeniya, that this sort of frequent gambling was punishable by law in Japan, with a prison sentence of up to three years.

    "In view of my services to Japanese badminton, they were willing to refrain from pressing charges if I accepted a one-year ban from international badminton. I readily accepted the compromise solution, and felt I richly deserved it.

    "That one year in the wilderness was the darkest period of my life, and I really missed the competition. But I resolved to keep practising and working out to stay fit; vowed that I would come back even stronger than before."

    Momota is part of a 29-shuttler contingent heading to Singapore. This includes women's doubles world champions Mayu Matsumoto and Wakana Nagahara.

    Earlier on, China had already announced their 35-man line-up, which includes men's doubles world champions Li Junhui and Liu Yuchen, and mixed doubles world champions Zheng Siwei and Huang Yaqiong.
    The only reigning world champion who will not be here is Spain's women's singles winner Carolina Marin, who tore her right anterior cruciate ligament earlier this year.

    The Singapore Open's star-studded field will also see last year's winners returning to defend their titles. These include men's and women's singles champions - Chinese Taipei's Chou Tien-chen and Japan's Sayaka Takahashi respectively - as well as Japan's women's doubles pairing Ayako Sakuramoto and Yukiko Takahata, and Malaysia's mixed doubles duo Goh Soon Huat and Shevon Jemie Lai.

    Asian Games women's singles champion Tai Tzu-ying and Olympics women's singles silver medallist P. V. Sindhu will also compete here.

    Singapore Open 2019 organising committee spokesman Michael Foo said: "This year's line-up is one that badminton fans will not want to miss. From defending champs to world champs, it has all the makings of an action-packed week.

    "Fans have slightly more than a week left to purchase their tickets at early bird rates, so definitely don't let this opportunity slip."
    Tickets are available via Sports Hub Tix and APACTix.
     
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    More world-class shuttlers sign up for Singapore Open
    https://www.tnp.sg/sports/others/more-world-class-shuttlers-sign-singapore-open

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    Kento Momota (left) and Tai Tzu-ying are the current world No 1s in men's and women's singles respectively. PHOTO: TNP FILE, AFP

    World No 1s Momota, Tai among the latest to confirm participation in April event
    Feb 21, 2019 06:00 am

    The stars are aligning for the Singapore Badminton Open in April.

    Yesterday, world champion Kento Momota confirmed his participation in the event, along with others such as Asian Games gold medallist Tai Tzu-ying of Taiwan and 2016 Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu of India.

    Momota became the first Japanese man to top the world rankings in 2017, completing a remarkable comeback after being suspended for a year by Japan's badminton association for visiting an illegal casino.

    The world No. 1's confirmation for the World Tour Super 500 event means at least seven of the world's current top 12 men' s shuttlers will be doing battle at the Singapore Indoor Stadium from April 9-14.

    Besides the Japanese, the others are defending champion Chou Tien-chen (world No. 3), 2016 Olympic champion Chen Long (No. 4), India's Srikanth Kidambi (No. 8), Indonesia's Tommy Sugiarto (No. 10), Japan's Kenta Nishimoto (No. 11) and five-time world champion Lin Dan (No. 12).

    There could be more stars signing up before registration ends next Tuesday.

    The women's field has also seen entries from seven players in the current top 12.

    Tai, who won the Singapore Open in 2017 and is currently the world No. 1, will be facing the challenge of Japanese shuttlers Nozomi Okuhara (No. 2), Akane Yamaguchi (No. 5), Sayaka Takahashi (No. 10), India's PV Sindhu (No. 6) and Saina Nehwal (No. 9) and Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon (No. 8).

    All three reigning doubles world champions will also be here - China's Li Junhui and Liu Yuchen (men's doubles), Zheng Siwei and Huang Yaqiong (mixed doubles), and Japan's Mayu Matsumoto and Wakana Nagahara (women's doubles).

    This means of all the reigning world champions, only women's singles winner Carolina Marin won't be here.

    The Spaniard is out for at least six months after undergoing surgery on her right knee on Jan 29. She had ruptured her anterior cruciate ligament at last month's Indonesian Masters.

    Singapore will be represented by the likes of Loh Kean Yew, who stunned Lin Dan last month to win the Thailand Masters.

    Michael Foo, the spokesman for the Singapore Open's organising committee, has urged fans to get their tickets early.

    He said: "This year's Singapore Badminton Open line-up is one that badminton fans will not want to miss.

    "From defending champs to world champs, it has all the makings of an action-packed week. Fans have slightly more than a week left to purchase their tickets at early-bird rates, so definitely don't let this opportunity slip."

    Tickets are available via Sports Hub Tix and APAC Tix. Early-bird rates end on Feb 28.

    FYI
    WHAT: Singapore Badminton Open
    WHEN: April 9-14
    WHERE: Singapore Indoor Stadium
    WHO: Some of the world's top badminton players, including world No. 1 Kento Momota, five-time world champion Lin Dan and 2016 Olympic gold medallist Chen Long, will be here.

    Top women's players include world No. 1 Tai Tzu-ying, former Olympic champion Li Xuerui, and Japan's Nozomi Okuhara, Akane Yamaguchi and Sayaka Takahashi.

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    Bought the ticket yesterday, 1st time attending this event :cool: Anything to watch out for?
     
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    You are going to like it.
    There are certain rules like not being allowed to bring in water, long zoom camera lenses, etc. Hope they are more relax but check with the website.
    Normally QF matches onwards should be very interesting.
    But I'm cheering for our local players who qualified for the main draw, if any.
    I will watch out for particularly LKY and YJM.
    Enjoy yourself.
     
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    Unfortunately both LKY and YJM did not advance any further in the Spanish Masters.

    LKY lost to top seed VA 21-13, 21-10, a poor performance I hate to say.

    While YJM did better against Line Kjaesfeldt #4 21-10, 21-19.
     
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    which tournament will LKY take part next?
     
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    both need to play more against top players, to learn and accumulate experience
     
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    a sweater in case you find it cold inside.
    watch out for players running around the stadium, you might caught your favourite players for a quick photo or signature if they are ok.
    $ for Lining merchandise.
     
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    Danny chrisnanta/tan wei han is now in austrian IC finals!

    Yujia jin/lim ming hui is in laos IS finals!
     
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    LKY will be participating in German 300 next week(week 9). He will start from Qualification. He is joined by YJM who will be featured in WS main draw, and Danny Chrisnanta/Tan Wei Han, who won the runner of Austrian IC this week, in the XD qualification.

    In the following week, YJM will be featured in the All England 1000 alone (week 10)

    Week 11 is the china liangshui 100, Singapore representatives tentatively includes:
    Loh Kean Yew
    Yew Jia Min
    Danny Chrisnanta/ Tan Wei Han
    Putri Citra/ Jin Yujia
    Jaslyn Hooi/Crystal Wong
    Grace Chua

    Week 12 Asia mixed team championship in Hong Kong. All National team will be present

    That's for now.
     
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    Danny chrisnanta/ tam wei han and lky failed tp progress in german 300
     
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    February update: I will go by this format:

    <current ranking> <ranking at the start of the year> <player name>

    Only top 500 will be listed. Only full SGP representatives will be listed

    Representative with no match within last 12 months will be marked <retired>

    MS
    <61> 125 Kean Yew LOH
    <199> 166 NG Zin Rei Ryan
    <249> 258 Jia Heng Jason TEH
    <276> 339 Muhamad IMRAN KHAN
    <279> 299 Muhammad Elaf Wei TAN
    <294> 336 Jia Wei Joel KOH
    <450> 479 Shi Xuan Dominic SOH

    Loh kean yew continue to raise in rank with good performance at Swedish IS and spain 300. He now has full 10 tournaments, meaning that his points and position will no longer increase as much as compared to before. Keep up the good work.

    Ryan ng, jason teh and dominic soh has not registered a game since 2019.

    WS
    <36> 53 YEO Jia Min
    <122>109 CHUA Hui Zhen Grace
    <235> 444 Yue Yann Jaslyn HOOI
    <293> 302 LIANG Xiaoyu

    Yeo jia min raised 8 position overthe past 1 month, and is still the best ranked player of Singapore. She is still in the german open 300 this week at the time of writing.
    Grace chua however, did not enjoy this month as she crashed oyt early in both iran IC and laos IS. Jaslyn hooi had a semi final finished at the iran IC and her position has improved by more than 200. Liang xiaoyu has not represented in any tournament in 2019

    MD
    <71> 67 Danny Bawa CHRISNANTA/HEE Yong Kai Terry
    <132> 133 Jian Liang LEE/Guang Liang Jason WONG
    <172> new Danny Bawa CHRISNANTA/LOH Kean Hean/
    <232> 251 Danny Bawa CHRISNANTA/Bimo Adi PRAKOSO
    <325> 349 Rizky HIDAYAT/LOH Kean Hean
    <359> new wen xin abel TAN/han zhou Toh
    <443> 496 LOH Kean Hean/Bimo Adi PRAKOSO
    Danny chrisnanta/ loh kean hean is still the main representative in the MD. A new pair, abel tan / han zhou toh has been formed recently while remaining pairs had not participated in 2019

    WD
    <63> 66 Putri Sari Dewi CITRA/Yujia JIN
    <214> 232 Ker'Sara KOH/Ming Hui LIM
    <295> 118 ONG Ren-ne/WONG Jia Ying Crystal
    <319> 338 Yue Yann Jaslyn HOOI/WONG Jia Ying Crystal
    <358> new yujia Jin/ lim ming hui
    <384> 400 Ming Hui LIM/Lei YAO

    Top female doubles putri citra/ yujia jin suffered an early knock out in the iran IC. Yujia jin however, bounced back with a tournament victory at laos IS. We will see if this pair will the correct combination soon.

    XD
    <66> 57 Danny Bawa CHRISNANTA/WONG Jia Ying Crystal
    <75> 81 Bimo Adi PRAKOSO/Yujia JIN
    <92> 94 HEE Yong Kai Terry/Putri Sari Dewi CITRA
    <94> 249 Danny Bawa CHRISNANTA/TAN Wei Han
    <129> 139 Guang Liang Jason WONG/Putri SariDewi CITRA
    <390> 234 HEE Yong Kai Terry/ONG Ren-ne
    <469> 499 Danny Bawa CHRISNANTA/Ming Hui LIM

    Damny chrisnanta / tan wei han continues to perform well, winning as champion of swedish IS and runner up of Austrian IC.
     
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