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Singapore Open 2024 draw announced: Lakshya Sen to face Viktor Axelsen in first round

Published at :May 23, 2024 at 1:44 PM
Modified at :May 23, 2024 at 1:44 PM
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The entry lists and draws for the Singapore Open 2024 have been announced, giving away some smashing first-round matches at the BWF World Tour Super 750 event from May 28-June 2. The tournament is likely to feature major big names with all vouching for the Super 750 event.

In the marquee men’s singles first-round clash, India’s Lakshya Sen faces a daunting task against reigning Olympic champion Viktor Axelsen of Denmark. Sen, who has not played since the Thomas and Uber Cup, has only defeated Axelsen once in their five career meetings.

India’s HS Prannoy opens against Belgium’s Julien Kerregi, with a potential second-round match against the winner of the Kenta Nishimoto vs Su Li Yang opener.

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Lee Zii Jia has also been handed a difficult draw with the 2024 Thailand Open winner facing Anthony Sinisuka Ginting in the first round. Malaysia’s number 1 trails the Tokyo Bronze medalist 1-2.

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The women’s singles draw pits two-time Olympic medalist PV Sindhu against a projected second-round meeting with former world number one Carolina Marin of Spain, who herself will face a banana skin against Malaysia’s World number 33 Goh Jin Wei.

In men’s doubles, newly-crowned Thailand Open champions Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty of India drew Danish pairing Daniel Lund Gaard/Mads Vestergaard in the first round. The Indians could avoid major threats until the semifinals.

The Singapore Open dates back to 1929 when it was launched by the Singapore Badminton Association. It gained open status in 1957, joined the Grand Prix circuit in 1990, and was part of the BWF Super Series from 2007 until being upgraded to a Super 750 event last year as part of the restructured BWF World Tour.

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