Here are some of the things you need to know about the season’s third HSBC BWF World Tour Super 1000 event.
The hosts are the
. It has happened four times (1983, 1996, 1997, 2001). only nation to accomplish a sweep Japan, meanwhile, are the sole country that
. have not stopped producing titlists from the 2015 edition However, they are
. In freshly-crowned Singapore Open winners yet to ace men’s doubles Takuro Hoki/ Yugo Kobayashi, Japan are counting on a seeded pair (3) to correct that anomaly. They are also
. waiting for their maiden mixed doubles champions Yuta Watanabe and Arisa Higashino are seeded second in the event. Except
Fajar Alfian/ Muhammad Rian Ardianto, . all the other top seeds have had previous success Compatriots and local favourites
Mohammad Ahsan/ Hendra Setiawan are to add to their only victory in 2013. They finished runners-up in 2014 and 2019. looking for a breakthrough Indonesia’s
, is in women’s singles. Ellen Angelina’s 2001 triumph was their most recent. longest wait for glory Second seed
Anthony Sinisuka Ginting and sixth seed Jonatan Christie , which hasn’t anointed an Indonesian after can fix the 11-year lapse in men’s singles Simon Santoso in 2012. Likewise, fourth seeds
Apriyani Rahayu/ Siti Fadia Silva Ramadhanti have the since incentive of becoming the first home women’s doubles queens Vita Marissa/ Liliyana Natsir in 2008. Success for them will make Indonesia the
with 14 titles. Currently, they are tied at the top on 13 with China. outright leaders in the discipline Record for
belongs to Indonesian mixed pair consecutive gold medals Tri Kusharjanto/ Minarti Timur – five (1995-1999).
is in this edition’s mixed doubles draw with Kusharjanto’s son Rehan Naufal Lisa Ayu Kusumawati.
Lee Chong Wei was the to triumph three straight times (2009-2011). last men’s singles player Viktor Axelsen stands to emulate him. If
Nami Matsuyama/ Chiharu Shida retain their title, they will be the . first ever women’s pair to win three in a row While Lee is Malaysia’s latest titlist (2016), men’s doubles is the
. Second seeds category Malaysia have gone the longest without winning Aaron Chia/ Soh Wooi Yik and eighth seeds Ong Yew Sin/ Teo Ee Yi are their contenders to repeat Mohd Zakry Abdul Latif/ Mohd Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari’s 2008 exploits. A
Tai Tzu Ying victory would make her the first women’s singles shuttler since Li Xue Rui in 2014 . to win two on the bounce Tai would also become
with a fourth title. joint-second on the category’s most successful list Li remains the
. Three Chinese players are seeded this year – last from China to win the discipline Chen Yu Fei (4), He Bing Jiao (5) and Wang Zhi Yi (7).
Jeong Na Eun is the (sixth in women’s doubles with lone player seeded in two departments Kim Hye Jeong and eighth with Kim Won Ho in mixed). since China’s No player has taken two events at the same edition Zhang Yawen in 2006 (women’s and mixed doubles). Despite their pedigree, Korea are
. going through a drought in women’s and mixed doubles Kim Min Jung/ Lee Hyo Jung are their most recent women’s doubles titlists (2010) while Kim Dong Moon/ Ra Kyung Min won their previous mixed crown 20 years ago. Among
but have seeded entries are Singapore (men’s singles No.4 countries waiting for their maiden Indonesia Open champion (s) Loh Kean Yew), Spain (women’s singles No.6 Carolina Marin) and France (mixed doubles No.5 Thom Gicquel/ Delphine Delrue).
Starting 2011, Standout Stat: have won in women’s doubles. only pairs from China and Japan
Kim and Lee the last pair not from China or Japan to succeed.