The tournament will kick start on March 7 at Mülheim.

The BWF (Badminton World Federation) World Tour will return on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, with the German Open. This is the fifth BWF tour tournament of the year and will take place in Mülheim, Germany. Before the prestigious All England Open, the renowned German Open will take place, and there will be numerous pioneers that will represent their nation, like Lee Zii Jia, Kodai Naraoka, Kunlavudt Vitidsarn, Lakshya Sen and many more. Lakshya Sen, who took home the Silver Medal in the last edition, will be watched closely.

About German Open and India’s performance

The German Open is traditionally held immediately before the All-England Open, the world’s most renowned badminton event. Every year, the top players in the world gather in Mülheim a der Ruhr to compete for cash prizes. Yonex is the current sponsor of the German Open. Lakshya Sen won the silver medal in Men’s singles when he faced Kunlavut Vitidsarn in German Open 2022.

Lakshya Sen is one of the top seeds in the tournament. India’s performance was decent in 2022, but they will try for the title this year. The start of team India in 2022 was strong, but the end was not as good as the start. In the previous edition of the tournament, India was ranked 17th. 

When does the German Open 2023 start?

The German Open will start from March 7 (Tuesday) and will continue until March 12 (Sunday). The tournament will start with the qualifiers with on March 7, the main draw will begin a day later.

Where will the German Open 2023 take place?

The tournament will take place at the Westenergie Sporthalle in Mulheim, Germany.

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German Open 2023 tournament details

Qualification – March 7

1st round – March 8 and March 9

2nd round – March 10

Quarter-final – March 11

Semi-final –  March 12

Final – March 13 

Who are defending champions?

Men’s singles – Kunlavut Vitidsarn (Thailand)

Women’s singles – He Bingjiao (China)

Men’s doubles – Goh Sze Fei/Nur Izzuddin (Malaysia)

Women’s doubles –  Chen Qingchen/Jia YifanJia Yifan (China)

Mixed doubles – Dechapol Puavaranukron/Sapisree Taerattanachai (Thailand)

Who are the Indian players participating in German Open 2023?

After a series of withdrawals, Lakshya Sen will lead India’s charge in the German Open 2023 tournament. Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal were among the Indian shuttlers who withdrew from the event.

Men’s Singles: Lakshya Sen, Mithun Manjunath
Women’s Singles: Malvika Bansod
Mixed Doubles: Sumeeth Reddy/Ashwini Ponnappa

Who are the seeded players in German Open 2023?

Men’s Singles: 1. Lee Zii Jia, 2. Kunlavut Vitidsarn, 3. Kodi Naraoka, 4. Loh Kean Yew, 5. Lu Guang Zu, 6. Lakshya Sen, 7. Zhao Jun Peng, 8. Shi Yu Qi

Women’s Singles: 1. Akane Yamaguchi, 2. An Se Young, 3. Chen Yu Fei, 4. He Bing Jiao, 5. Wang Zhi Yi, 6. Ratchanok Intanon, 7. Han Yue, 8. Pornpawee Chochuwong

Where and how to watch the live telecast and streaming of German Open 2023?

Unfortunately, the live telecast of the tournament will not be available India. Fans can, however, catch the live streaming of the event on the BWF’s official YouTube channel.

India’s full schedule and fixtures for German Open 2023

March 7 (Tuesday) – Day 1

Men’s Singles Qualifiers

Sankar Muthusamy Subramanian beat Milan Dratva (21-11, 23-21)

Sankar Muthusamy Subramanian lost to Ade Resky Dwicahyo (21-23, 19-21)

Women’s Singles Qualifiers

Tasnim Mir beat Rachael Darragh (24-22, 21-8)

Mixed Doubles Round of 32

Sumeeth Reddy/Ashwini Ponnappa lost to Adam Hall/Julie Macpherson (10-21, 12-21)

March 8 (Wednesday) – Day 2

Men’s Singles Round of 32

Lakshya Sen lost to Christo Popov (19-21, 16-21) | Highlights

Mithun Manjunath lost to Loh Kean Yew (8-21, 21-19, 11-21) Highlights

Women’s Singles Round of 32

Malvika Bansod lost to Wang Zhi Yi (13-21, 14-21) Highlights

Tasnim Mir lost to Pornpawee Chochuwong (8-21, 10-21) | Highlights

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