World No.1s and defending champs set for Singapore Badminton Open

Viktor Axelsen. Photo credit: Singapore Badminton Association

Excitement is building for the highly anticipated KFF Singapore Badminton Open 2024, scheduled to take place from 28 May to 2 June 2024 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

The tournament promises a showcase of world-class badminton talent, with the world’s top players, along with defending tournament and Olympic champions, confirming their participation.

Men’s Singles

Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen, the current world No.1, is set to make a return to the Singapore Badminton Open after missing the past two editions. Axelsen expressed his excitement, stating: “Unfortunately, I had to withdraw from the tournament last year due to injury. I’m
excited to be back for the KFF Singapore Badminton Open this May. I can’t wait to meet my fans there!”

Joining Axelsen is Indonesia’s Anthony Sinisuka Ginting, the defending champion and world No. 7, who is aiming to secure a historic third consecutive title at the Singapore Badminton Open.

Looking ahead, Ginting said: “I always look forward to playing in the Singapore Badminton Open, and this year is no exception. The competition in the men’s singles is always tight. Nevertheless, I want to enjoy my matches one at a time.”

Anthony Sinisuka Ginting. Photo credit: Singapore Badminton Association

Adding to the formidable lineup is Indonesia’s Jonatan Christie, ranked 3rd in the world, who enters the tournament in top form after securing victories at the All England Badminton Championships and the Badminton Asian Championships this year.

Singapore’s Loh Kean Yew, currently ranked 12th in the world, will look to build on his recent victory at the Madrid Spain Masters and improve upon his finish from last year’s tournament.

Women’s Singles

In the Women’s Singles category, all eyes are on world No. 1 and defending champion An Se Young, fresh from her triumphs at the Malaysia Open and French Open earlier this year.

She faces stiff competition from the current Olympic champion and world No. 2 Chen Yufei, along with Chinese Taipei’s retiring star Tai Tzu Ying, who is set to bid farewell to the sport after this year’s Paris Olympics.

Another player to watch out for is China’s Wang Zhiyi, boasting recent titles at the Badminton Asian Championships and the Indonesia Masters.

Singapore’s Yeo Jia Min, who will no doubt be backed by the crowd in the Singapore Indoor Stadium, will aim to go the distance this year.

Men’s Doubles

Japanese Duo Takuro Hoki and Yugo Kobayashi are geared up to defend their KFF Singapore Badminton Open title against a strong field of competitors.

The new world No. 1 pair Liang Wei Keng and Wang Chang will prove to be one of their sternest opponents after a good run of form saw them already win twice in 2024 at the Badminton Asian Championships and the Malaysia Open.

Defending Olympic champions Lee Yang and Wang Chi-lin, who won at the Badminton Asia Team Championships earlier this year, will be aiming for a strong performance at the KFF Singapore Badminton Open in a bid to gather crucial momentum ahead of their title defence
at this year’s Paris Olympics.

Loh Kean Yew. Photo credit: Singapore Badminton Association)

Women’s Doubles

Defending Champions Chen Qing Chen and Jia Yi Fan, the world’s top-ranked women’s doubles pair will hope to continue their winning ways at this year’s KFF Singapore Badminton Open.

South Korea’s Baek Ha Na and Lee So Hee, who were the losing finalists in last year’s tournament, have been one of the in-form duos this year. The world No. 2 pairing recently captured the Badminton Asia Championships and All England Open Badminton Championships.

Mixed Doubles

Danish pair Mathias Christiansen and Alexandra Bøje will have a challenge on hand to defend their title. However, their strong showing in Singapore last year saw them topple many top-seeded players, such as Japan’s Yuta Watanabe and Arisa Higashino, en route to claiming their maiden Singapore Open title.

Local pair Terry Hee and Jessica Tan will also feature at the KFF Singapore Badminton Open and aim to make their mark in the mixed doubles category.

Season tickets for the world-class tournament are currently on sale via SISTIC, starting from $100. Fans can also opt for The Champion Club, a new ticket category offering exclusive privileges designed to enhance their KFF Singapore Badminton Open experience, priced at

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