DANES OUT FOR A HATTRICK OF VICTORIES
Denmark’s Mathias Boe-Carsten Mogensen, who won back-to-back titles in Denmark and France, will seek a third Super Series title of the season when they compete in the Li Ning China Open Super Series 2010 from Nov 30-Dec 5.
The newly installed world No.1s, faces a top class field in China with Olympic champions Markis Kido-Hendra Setiawan, three-time world champions Cai Yun-Fu Haifeng of China, South Korea’s Jung Jae-sung-Lee Yong-dae and Malaysia’s former world No. 1s Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong all capable of winning the title.
Boe-Mogensen should not have much trouble reaching the semis, where their likely semi-final opponents are Kido-Setiawan, whom they defeated in last month’s Denmark Open final.
The Indonesians may not have won a Super Series title this year but on their day, they are capable of beating anybody in the world.
In the bottom half of the draw, Cai Yun-Fu Haifeng will likely face Jae-sung-Yong-dae in the quarter-finals with the winners slated to meet Kien Keat-Boon Heong for a place in the final.
The Koreans need to win this tournament to give them a chance of qualifying for the VICTOR BWF Super Series Finals 2010 which will be held at the Hsinchuang Gymnasium in Taipei, Chinese Taipei from Jan 5-9 2011.
Only the top eight pairs will make the cut and with two more events to go, Jae-sung-Yong-dae are ranked 12th in the Super Series Standings. The Chinese duo are also in a precarious position as they are eighth.
In the mixed-doubles, Thomas Laybourn-Kamilla Rytter Juhl are the top seeds ahead of Poland’s Robert Mateusiak-Nadiezda Zieba. They face a tough fight from Thailand’s Sudket Prapakamol-Saralee Thoungthongkam and Songphon Anugritayawon-Kunchala Voravichitchaikul who seeded third and fourth respectively.