Chen Jin hopes to end losing sequence
World champion Chen Jin of China, who has endured a torrid season after failing to get past the second round in all the OSIM BWF World Superseries tournaments he has taken part in, hopes to bounce back in style in the YONEX SUNRISE Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold which begins with the qualifying rounds on Tuesday.
Chen Jin, has not won an Open title since his stunning victory in the World Championships in Paris last Augus,t has only one final appearance to his name in 2011, losing the German Open Grand Prix event to Lin Dan, the man he replaced as world champion in France.
But on Monday, Chen Jin and the rest of his Chinese team mates were working hard at the Stadium Sultan Abdul Halim in Alor Star.
A spokesperson said: “Chen Jin is determined to make up for his disastrous season and is determined to capture the title in Alor Star. The team arrived here on Sunday to get used to the conditions and we are confident he can redeem himself.
But it is going to be difficult for Chen Jin as he has world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei for company in his half of the draw.
The Malaysian has been in tremendous form and captured his third OSIM BWF World Superseries title of the year when he won the YONEX SUNRISE India Open Superseries on Sunday.
Chong Wei has played in five tournaments this year and has managed to reach the finals in all of them, winning four times.