The two-week countdown to the YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships is well and truly underway, and for the sport’s rising stars, it poses the perfect opportunity to continue their climb up the world ranking ladder.
Saina Nehwal and Chen Long will make their first appearances on the badminton court since the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Thaihot China Open.
Lee Chong Wei and Viktor Axelsen will look to bounce back from their YONEX Denmark Open disappointment at the YONEX French Open this week.
YONEX All England Open champions Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi continued their fine run of form to win the women’s doubles title at the YONEX Denmark Open.
Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei defeated teammates Xu Chen and Ma Jin 21-7 21-11 to take mixed doubles bronze at Rio 2016
China’s bid for a second consecutive clean sweep of the Olympic medals is over after defeats for both Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei and Xu Chen and Ma Jin