The final Super Series tournament of 2009 finishes off in China, with Lin Dan returning to tournament play after his French Super Series win. He begins his campaign against Bao Chunlai in the match of the opening round of the Men’s Singles.
Top seed Lee Chong Wei plays Jan Jorgensen in another fantastic opening round encounter; Peter Gade and Taufik Hidayat have pulled out of the event making the prospect of a Lin Dan – Lee Chong Wei Final all the more possible.
Wang Yihan takes the top seed in the Women’s singles, with Tine Rasmussen seeded 2, with Mi Zhou seeded 4 opposed to her top seeding in the earlier part of 2009. The depth of the Women’s draw is so vast that World Champion Lu Lan is unseeded for the event.
China’s big hope in the Men’s Doubles will come from Cai and Fu, seeded 5 for the event and a potential World Championship final rematch set for the Quarter Final against Lee and Jung of Korea. Ma and Wang are the big hope in the Women’s Doubles, with the 4th seeds coming into the tournament in excellent form after their victory last week in Hong Kong.
Top seeded Lee and Jung are playing their first tournament together since August this week, Zheng Bo and Nathan Robertson meet again, both with different partners from their 2008 Olympic encounter in the first round. Zheng Bo and Ma Jin are the big rivals to Lee and Jung, but a potential 2nd round match against last week’s winners in Mateusiak and Kostiuczyk is a tricky matchup.
China Super Series 2009 Draws