He has my empathy, just wishing he had made the decision earlier so that another world championship aspirant gets his wish fulfilled. Now we have two main contenders short which could've been filled in by two possible contenders, R8 Kantaphon and R10 Lee Cheuk Yiu but not R9 P Kashyap as IND already met the full quota of 4 contestants. Just a thought. Perhaps BWF might want to consider having some reserve players on standby for last-minute call-up just days before the commencement of the championships. Not sure if it's practical but I think an idea worth exploring. However, I can also understand BWF's consideration. What if it's not 2nd seed, LCW, WR2, who withdrawn , but someone like Toby Penty, unseeded and WR52 currently, and he's replaced by Kantaphon Wangcharoen, WR18 currently, which means the player who's supposed to face Toby Penty then would've a much higher ranked opponent to contend with ? I guess that's why BWF WC regulations disallow replacement after the drawing of lots. It turns out Toby Penty's opponent is Pablo Abian, WR45 currently.