Momota, Marin set to headline highly anticipated Denmark Open | BADMINTON News | Stadium Astro

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The upcoming Denmark Open will be the most anticipated tournament on the badminton calendar after confirmation of a star-studded field that includes Kento Momota, Anders Antonsen and Carolina Marin.

With the Asian leg of the World Tour pushed to January next year, there isn’t another international event on the calendar for 2020 at the time of writing.

Due to that, the green light for the Super 750 event, taking place from October 13th to 18th, to go ahead has been met with great reception from the badminton top guns.

World number one Momota, for one, will be desperate for action after an incident-filled start to the year when he was involved in a major accident in Malaysia last January.

The world number one is seeded first, while second seed Chou Tien-chen has not been deterred from making the journey to Denmark despite Chinese Taipei’s withdrawal from the Thomas & Uber Cup

Third seed Anders Antonsen will also be hoping to turn on the heat on home soil.

The Dane has been vocal about the world body’s decision to postpone the Thomas & Uber Cup and the Asian leg to next year.

“[I] talked about the so-called ‘good news’ from BWF. The three tournaments which were supposed to be played in Bangkok in November are now postponed to January. Where is the good news in that?” he lamented on Instagram.

 


India’s sixth seed K.Srikanth will also be looking to replicate his success in 2017 that saw him win the tournament.

Marin will be the third seed in the women’s singles as she looks to battle a host of Japanese names including Akane Yamaguchi and Nozomi Okuhara for the title.

The Japanese contingent overwhelms the men’s doubles event with Keigo Sonoda-Takeshi Kamura and Hiroyuki Endo-Yuta Watanabe among the favourites, but Danes Kim Astrup-Anders Rasmussen will have other ideas.

The Denmark Open will, however, not have any representation from China, Indonesia and Malaysia.

The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) dd not want to send their shuttlers for only one tournament following the postponement of the Thomas & Uber Cup.





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