In men’s singles, Lee Chong Wei (DUORA 10, SHB01LTD) has his eyes on an unprecedented sixth YONEX OPEN JAPAN title, and will be competing as of the qualifying around on the first day. He could potentially meet up with Lin Dan (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE Ⅱ LD, SHBSC6LDEX) in the second round, which promises to be a heated encounter very early on in the draw.
Women’s singles sees two-time World Champion Carolina Marin (NANORAY Z-SPEED, SHB-02LX) aim for her first YONEX OPEN JAPAN title. The Spanish shuttler has one Superseries title and two Superseries Premier titles to her name this year, and there’s no doubt she’s looking to add to that growing list. World Championships silver medallist Saina Nehwal (NANORAY 900, SHB02LTD) is also eying her first YONEX OPEN JAPAN title. She won on her home turf at the YONEX-SUNRISE India Open Superseries earlier this year.
Other players to look out for are Mohammad Ahsan (NANORAY 900, SHB-75EX) and Hendra Setiawan (NANORAY 900, SHB-75EX), who recently earned their second World Championships gold medal together, and are looking for another YONEX OPEN JAPAN title.
The YONEX Stringing Team at YONEX OPEN JAPAN
The international YONEX Stringing Team will be providing official stringing service at the tournament. A group of highly trained stringers from around the world, the YONEX Stringing Team offers top-of-the line service and support to the world’s top athletes with premium made-in-Japan stringing machines.
For more information visit the official YONEX Stringing Team Site.
YONEX at the 2016 Rio Olympics
YONEX is the Sole Supplier of Badminton Equipment and Stringing Service to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, and Sole Supplier of Tennis Stringing Services to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.
*Photos of players taken at the 2015 World Championships. Photo of Lin Dan taken at The Legends’ Vision in Beijing.