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Srikanth Kidambi, seeded sixth at the Denmark Open 2020

By: Editor
Date: 27 Sep, 2020
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Former champion Srikanth Kidambi will line up alongside Kento Momota & world number two Chou Tien Chen at the Danisa Denmark Open 2020, as he was slotted in as number six seed for the upcoming tournament in Odense, Denmark.

Srikanth, who won the tournament in 2017, will look to turn around his past year’s injury-plagued form and mount a serious comeback to the pinnacle of Men’s Singles Badminton. At the top of the pack is Japanese star Kento Momota, with Anders Antonsen & Ng Ka Long Angus being some of the other serious contenders for the crown.

Indian shuttlers Parupalli Kashyap, Lakshya Sen, Subhankar Dey and Ajay Jayaram also feature in the draw for the tournament that is currently slated in to be the comeback event for topflight badminton – following a lengthy, and often protracted corona virus break.

Viktor Axelsen is the biggest name missing from the list of seeds with the former world number one nursing an injury, and therefore Anders Antonsen will lead the Danish charge at their home tournament.

Women’s singles will be headlined by Akane Yamaguchi, Nozomi Okuhara and Carolina Marin – the top three seeds, respectively. Also making it to the list of seeded players are Michelle Li, Beiwen Zhang and Mia Blichfeldt. Olympic Gold Medalist Carolina Marin will look to continue her strong start to the 2020 season and will find some extra motivation in the fact that she is yet to win a Denmark Open crown in her stellar career.

The Japanese contingent also take top seedings in all the doubles events as well, with Takeshi Kamura/Keigo Sonoda, Yuki Fukushima/Sayaka Hirota and Yuta Watanabe/Arisa Higashino seeded first for the men’s, women’s and mixed doubles events respectively. 

Danish pairing of Kim Astrup/Anders Skaarup Rasmussen will also be one of the favorites in men’s doubles, while the Bulgarian pair of Stefani Stoeva/Gabriela Stoeva could emerge as the dark horses in the women’s doubles. In the mixed doubles event the experienced pairs of Chris Adcock/Gabrielle Adcock and Robin Tabeling/Selena Piek are expected to mount a serious challenge for the top honors.

With two weeks out, the Danisa Denmark Super 750 is an eagerly awaited event by both fans & organizers alike. Thus, far resumption of topflight badminton has proved quite the challenge for the governing body with multiple challenges and false-starts. 

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