BADMINTON Preview: Two Olympic champs in Yonex Swiss Open men’s Singles field

China's 2016 Olympic Badminton singles champion Long Chen

After the thrill of the All-England Open, the BWF World Tour is a little calmer this week with a Level 300 Series tournament, the Yonex Swiss Open in Basel. The top seeds:

Men’s Singles:
1. Yuqi Shi (CHN)
2. Long Chen (CHN)
3. Anthony Sinisuka Ginting (INA)

Men’s Doubles:
1. Kim Astrup/Anders Rasmussen (DEN)
2. Mohamed Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan (INA)
3. Fajar Alfian/Muhammad Rian Ardianto (INA)

Women’s Singles:
1. Yufei Chen (CHN)
2. Irina Amalie Andersen (DEN)
3. Ji-Hyun Sung (KOR)

Women’s Doubles:
1. Qingchen Chen/Yifan Jia (CHN)
2. Gabriela Stoeva/Stefani Stoeva (BUL)
3. Nami Matsuyama/Chiharu Shida (JPN)

Mixed Doubles:
1. Marcus Ellis/Lauren Smith (ENG)
2. Mathias Christiansen/Christinna Pedersen (DEN)
3. Mark Lamsfuss/Isabel Herttrich (GER)

The men’s Singles field is especially noteworthy with the presence of 2008-12 Olympic champ Dan Lin as well as Chen, who won in 2016. Shi is ranked no. 2 in the world at present and Chen is no. 5. Yufei Chen, top-seeded in the women’s Singles, is also ranked no. 2 in the current BWF rankings list.

Look for results here.