Badminton Hong Kong Open 2016 became the last super series tournament in this year. This tournament also became last decision for the badminton players who can participate in Dubai for Super Series final 2016. Only 8 best badminton players in each discipline will have the right to participate there.
Nozomi Okuhara became women single player who failed to participate in Dubai SSF 2016. Before, Nozomi Okuhara still has chance to participate in Dubai SSF 2016. Because of Nozomi withdraw from badminton Hong Kong Open SS 2016, and the other players won in the first round, Nozomi chance is over.
Sayaka Sato, Saina Nehwal, and PV Shindu still in competition to grab 1 remaining ticket fot Dubai SSF. The best reaching in Hong Kong Open 2016 will be the one who will get ticket to Dubai SSF in women single discipline.
In mixed doubles, the last one remaining ticket is finally for Kenta Kazuno/Ayane Kurihara. This is after Chan Peng Soon/Liu Ying Goh also lost in the first round badminton Hong Kong Open 2016. Even though Kenta/Ayane lost, but their Dubai Ranking is higher than Chan/Goh.
Badminton Hong Kong Open 2016 – Ko Sung Hyun/Kim Ha Na Lost
Ko Sung Hyun/Kim Ha Na position in the top rank mixed double is in threat. Surprisingly, Ko Sung Hyun/Kim Ha Na lost to Hong Kong badminton player Tang Chun Man/Tse Ying Suet in straight set 21-15 21-14. Tang/Tse is new left-handed combination.
Zheng Siwei/Chen Qingchen has the chance to stay on top rank mixed double. Zheng/Chen won from Indonesian player Hafiz Faisal/Shela Devi in easy straight set 21-17 21-13.
Sung Ji Hyun lost to Taiwanese player Hsu Ya Ching in rubber set 22-20 14-21 19-21. This is such the shocking match.
China Open champion last week, Kevin Sanjaya/Marcus Gideon also directly lost in the first round badminton Hong Kong Open 2016. Lu Kai/Zheng Siwei beats Kevin/Marcus in rubber set 21-13 16-21 21-16.