BADMINTON Preview: All five no. 1-ranked shuttlers in Korea Open in Incheon

Japan's no. 1-ranked Akane Yamaguchi

No one can say that the Badminton World Tour doesn’t feature its top players on a regular basis. Once again, all five of the no. 1-ranked players in the BWF World Rankings are in the field for the 28th edition of the Korea Open.

This year’s edition is being held – for the third time – in Incheon and includes not only the five top-ranked players/teams, but also four of those ranked no. 2 and three of those ranked third! The top seeds (and their current world rankings):

1. Kento Momota (JPN: no. 1 in BWF World Rankings) ~ Won 5 tournaments in 2019
2. Tien-Chen Chou (TPE: 2) ~ Defending Champion
3. Jonatan Christie (INA: 6)

1. Marcus Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo (INA: 1)
2. Junhui Li/Yuchen Liu (CHN: 3)
3. Takeshi Kamura/Keigo Sonoda (JPN: 4)

1. Akane Yamaguchi (JPN: 1) ~ 2016 Champion
2. Yufei Chen (CHN: 2)
3. Tzu-Ying Tai (TPE: 4)

1. Mayu Matsumoto/Wakana Nagahara (JPN: 1)
2. Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi (JPN: 3) ~ Defending Champions
3. Yuki Fukushima/Sayaka Hirota (JPN: 2)

Mixed Doubles:
1. Siwei Zheng/Yaqiong Huang (CHN: 1)
2. Yilyu Wang/Dongping Huang (CHN: 2)
3. Yuta Watanabe/Arisa Higashino (JPN: 3)

Prize money is $30,000-15,000-5,800 for the top three placers in the Single events and $31,600-15,200-5,600 for the top three in the Doubles. Look for results here.